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Peroneal Tendonitis


  Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD

Peroneal Tendonitis Treatment

When friction occurs between the peroneal tendons and the bone, it is the result of the tendons bearing an increased load. This foot/ankle injury is most commonly seen in athletes such as runners, who roll their feet outwards while in training or competition. The tendons will eventually become inflamed and then thicken in order to cope with the greater load.

There are a number of approaches that a specialist orthopedic surgeon may take when treating peroneal tendonitis. At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, we are focused on providing conservative treatments that will get you back on your feet within the shortest time possible. The main priority is providing pain relief and restoring function, with an additional focus on correcting habits that may lead to the recurrence of peroneal tendonitis.

Symptoms of Peroneal Tendonitis

Peroneal tendonitis can be described as either acute or chronic. Acute peroneal tendonitis is a sudden occurrence of the condition, whereas chronic peroneal tendonitis presents symptoms over time. Both types of peroneal tendonitis share common symptoms.

The most common symptom of peroneal tendonitis is pain that presents at the back of the ankle. Your pain may increase when engaged in activity and ease off when at rest. Turning or rotating the foot may result in increased pain. The back of the ankle can become swollen and warm to the touch. Finally, instability can occur when weight is put on the foot.

At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, our specialist orthopedic team can provide an accurate diagnosis to confirm peroneal tendonitis. At our practice in California, you will experience the highest standard of orthopedic care in the country.

Make contact with Silicon Valley Orthopaedics today if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of peroneal tendonitis. We are here to offer support throughout the treatment process. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are committed to ensuring you achieve a full recovery within a reasonable timeframe.

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