The peroneal tendons run on the outside of the ankle behind the fibula bone. Tendons connect muscle to bone, allowing them to exert force across the joints that separate bones. Peroneal tendonitis is swelling of the peroneal tendon, usually occurring with overuse, such as found in an athlete who runs marathons.
Symptoms include pain or tightness on the outside of the calf, below the kneecap. Pain can move down the calf to the foot, and swelling can occur at the lower tendon (between the lateral maleolus and foot) if the inflammation is severe enough. As this is an overuse condition, your symptoms will typically worsen with activity and better with rest.
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