Peroneal Tendonitis

Peroneal Tendonitis!

 

Another common sports injury your expert podiatrist at Reform Podiatry Camden diagnoses frequently is Peroneal Tendonitis.

 

What is Peroneal Tendonitis?

 

Peroneal Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendons that run down the outside of your outer ankle and connect to the side of your foot. The peroneal muscle and tendons are stabilisers of your foot and help prevent injuries. The peroneal muscles plantarflex your foot (point down) and evert (pull out).

 



 

 

What does Peroneal Tendonitis feel like?

 

The symptoms of peroneal tendonitis include:

 

  • Pain around the ankle
  • Swelling around the ankle
  • Pain that worsens with activity
  • Pain when plantarflexing the foot
  • Pain when everting the foot

 

The podiatrist at Reform Podiatry Camden finds patients can often misdiagnose their own problem and treat it at home incorrectly. Poor management can often result in poor outcomes. The sooner you book in an appointment with your Sydney sports podiatrist and have it correctly diagnosed and treated, the sooner you will be back pain free. 

What causes Peroneal Tendonitis?

 

Common risk factors of peroneal tendonitis include:

 

  • Overuse – over training can result in peroneal tendonitis
  • Incorrect or improper training programs
  • Poor footwear – different foot types require different shoes. Your expert Camden podiatrist can help with this
  • High arched feet
  • Imbalanced muscles in the lower limb
  • Pre-existing injuries such as an ankle sprain

 

What can I do to fix my Peroneal Tendonitis at home?

 

A comprehensive biomechanical assessment with a Sports podiatrist will yield good results. However peroneal tendonitis home treatment can include:

 

  • Rest
  • Heat and ice application
  • Stretches and exercises:

If you think you need professional podiatry assessment, book in at Reform Podiatry Camden today.

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