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Peroneal Tendonitis

Description

Without the two tendons to connect the large, back, lower leg muscle to the outside ankle, thereā€™d be no control of the foot or ability move it out and away. Learn about injury, symptoms and treatments.

Causes & Triggers

  • Overpronation (inward rolling) of foot
  • Overuse or repetitive overloading
  • Tight calf muscles

Signs & Symptoms

  • Irritation or inflammation
  • Morning pain
  • Pain or discomfort outside ankle, behind the bony protrusion
  • Pain with new or increasing activity

Tips & Treatment

  • Most patients cannot recall injuring themselves; the area is simply painful.
  • Irritation can range from mild to moderate to severe, depending on whether tendon is torn, split or dislocated.
  • Diagnostic testing is required for proper diagnosis and may include MRI.

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