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Peroneal Tendonitis

Peroneal Tendonitis

The Peroneal muscles are located on the outside of each leg, they allow the foot to turn out and provide stability to the ankle. Peroneal tendon is attached to the outside of the ankle and often become injured due to overuse of the peroneal muscles.

What causes Peroneal Tendonitis?

There are several different factors which cause Peroneal Tendonitis, including:

  • Sudden increase in weight bearing activities eg running, walking, jogging and jumping
  • Unsupportive footwear
  • Muscular imbalance
  • Poor lower limb biomechanics
  • Pervious ankle sprains and incomplete rehabilitation

What are the Symptoms?

  • Pain over outside of the ankle
  • Pain during activities
  • Increasing pain when turning foot in and/or out
  • Joint instability
  • Tender to touch, red, warm or swollen

How can it be diagnosed?

A variety of test will be performed by the Sports Therapist to determine a true diagnosis. 

How can we help?

A personalised treatment program will be designed to suit your needs and abilities, treatment methods include:

  • Ice therapy
  • Soft tissue massage therapy
  • Ankle joint mobilisation
  • Stretching exercises
  • Orthotic advice
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Proprioception exercises
  • Taping
  • After care advice and support

Benefits of sports therapy treatment?

The aim of our Sports therapy treatment is to speed up your recovery and prevent the tendonitis from reoccurring. The main benefits of Sports therapy treatment for tendonitis are:

  • Pain and inflammation reduction
  • Improvement in ankle range of movement
  • Improvement in ankle strength
  • Accelerated recovery time
  • Prevention of the injury reoccurring