What is Peroneal Tendonitis?
This occurs when the peroneal tendons located in the lower leg become inflamed due to an increased load and overuse of the tendons. It is a common term for peroneal tendinopathy.
Can physiotherapy help people with peroneal tendonitis?
Yes. Physiotherapy is effective in the treatment of peroneal tendonitis and surgery is very rarely recommended.
What are the causes of peroneal tendonitis?
Activities that involve repetitive ankle motions
A sudden increase in training intensity
Inadequate and unsupportive foot wear
Improper training techniques
High foot arch
Inadequate rehabilitation following an ankle injury e.g. an ankle sprain
How do I know if I have peroneal tendonitis?
Pain at the back of the ankle
Pain that worsens during activity and lessens during rest
Pain when turning the foot in or out
Swelling at the back of the ankle
Instability of the ankle when bearing weight
The area is warm to the touch
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