Peroneal Tendonitis

The peroneal tendons, crucial connectors between the outer calf muscles and the foot, play a pivotal role in foot motion and stability. Comprising the peroneus longus and peroneus brevis muscles, these tendons run along the outer side of the leg, adjacent to the calf muscles, and attach to the foot. Their primary function involves facilitating foot turning, with their motion harmonized by muscles that invert the foot during normal gait.

Situated closely behind the fibula, the two peroneal tendons run in tandem, contributing to their susceptibility to certain issues, as they rub against each other behind the ankle. The prevalent problem affecting these tendons is inflammation or tendonitis, typically occurring just behind the fibula at the ankle joint, proximal to the lateral malleolus (the bony prominence on the outer side of the ankle).

Peroneal tendonitis can stem from either repetitive overuse or acute injury. Common symptoms include pain behind the ankle, swelling over the peroneal tendons, and tenderness. Exacerbation of pain often occurs when the foot is pulled downward and inward, elongating the peroneal tendons. Standard X-rays may not reveal abnormalities, while an MRI can showcase inflammation and fluid accumulation around the tendons.

Peroneal Tears:

Peroneal tendon tears are rare occurrences, primarily affecting the peroneus brevis tendon. Two factors contribute to these tears—the blood supply to the tendon and the close proximity of the two tendons. The peroneus brevis tendon can become wedged between the peroneus longus tendon and the adjacent bone, leading to tears.

 

Peroneal Tendon Pain Treatment Options at Regenesiss:

The Regenerative Therapy Centre provides a spectrum of treatment options for peroneal tendon issues. The team is dedicated to tailoring a suitable approach based on individual needs. If you are experiencing symptoms or have concerns regarding peroneal tendon pain or injuries, our team is ready to engage in a comprehensive discussion about the most appropriate treatment for you. Click on the “Get in Touch” button, and our responsive team will guide you through the available options and potential solutions.

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