Have you ever heard of peroneal tendonitis? If you’re an athlete or an active runner, odds are that you have not only heard of it but possibly experienced it. The result is going to cause pain and swelling in the ankle
You have tendons that run along the outside of your ankle and behind the fibula. These tendons connect themselves to the bone and exert force through the joints. These are called the peroneal tendons.
If you participate in an activity that overworks them (like running in a marathon or any activity that needs consistent ankle motion), they can swell up on you and cause pain and tightness around the affected areas. This includes discomfort on the outside of the calf and below the kneecap.
How you treat the problem can vary depending on the severity of the damage. Sometimes the injuries can be acute, causing a sudden and instant feeling of discomfort. Other times, the pain could get chronic and you’ll feel it continuously over time. The resulting injuries can result in inflammation or possibly acute or degenerative tears. The symptoms will include anything from pain and swelling to weakness and instability in the foot/ankle.
Some treatments can include keeping the foot inactive over a specific amount of time (by using a cast or a splint) or different forms of physical therapy. Surgery can repair the tendons and other supporting elements around the foot.
If surgery is needed, our experienced surgeons will easily be able to determine the procedure that is right for your situation. We’ll be able to develop an effective rehabilitation plan that will get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
Contact NueStep or give our team a call today at 866-508-5108.