Peroneal Tendon Injury/Overuse: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Dr Foot Podiatry

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Peroneal Tendon Injury/Overuse


Peroneal Tendon Injury/Overuse


Peroneal Tendon injury is the damage of two tendons located near the outer ankle. These tendons help balance the ankle. When there is an injury, swelling and pain can be felt around the ankle.

How did this happen?

  • Inappropriate footwear
  • Trauma to the ankle
  • Overexerted the tendons through walking, running, or standing
  • The higher arched foot is at higher risk of developing the condition

What should I do?

  • Rest the affected foot and avoid activities that cause pressure to be applied to the foot
  • Wear appropriate footwear
  • Ice packs can help reduce inflammation
  • The use of anti-inflammatory medication can provide temporary pain relief
  • Seek help from a podiatrist

What kind of help can I get?

  • A podiatrist can advise on proper footwear
  • Medical insoles can be prescribed
  • Exercise Therapy 
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy
  • Surgery might be needed for larger tears

How long till it recovers?

  • It can take up to a few weeks for minor cases
  • Full recovery after surgery can take more than 6-12 weeks

Treatments Available

  • Shockwave Therapy

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