Where is pain with peroneal tendonitis?
Peroneal tendonitis (also known as peroneal tendinopathy) is a form of tendonitis that affects the foot and ankle. Peroneal tendonitis is a condition that causes pain on the outside of the foot and up the outside of your lower leg when walking or running.
How painful is peroneal tendonitis?
Peroneal tendonitis symptoms vary from person to person, but aching, sharp, or shooting pain at the outside of the foot is to be expected. Initially, the pain is typically worse with activity or when the ankle is turned inward but eases with rest.
Will peroneal tendonitis go away?
Peroneal tendonitis is a common injury in runners and endurance athletes. With proper rest and conservative management, it often heals without surgery. Stretching may help increase flexibility and maintain range of motion in the foot and ankle.
Do I need to see a doctor for peroneal tendonitis?
When to See a Doctor
The symptoms of foot tendinitis may mimic other, more severe conditions. If you have pain in the foot or ankle that doesn’t go away with rest, or worsens over time, see a doctor.
Can I still exercise with peroneal tendonitis?
If a person is recovering from peroneal tendonitis, they will need to introduce exercise and stretching slowly. By doing this too early or taking on too much too quickly, a person may further damage their peroneal tendons.
How do you treat peroneal tendonitis at home?
Peroneal tendonitis treatment
Ice, rest, and a walking boot can help. In addition, anti-inflammatory tablets such as ibuprofen reduce inflammation and pain. GTN patches can also help with the pain. Secondly, physiotherapy to strengthening the peroneal tendons, calf muscles, and small muscles of the foot plays a role.
What happens if tendonitis goes untreated?
Complications of Tendon Inflammation
If tendonitis is left untreated, you could develop chronic tendonitis, a tendon rupture (a complete tear of the tendon), or tendonosis (which is degenerative). Chronic tendonitis can cause the tendon to degenerate and weaken over time.
How long does it take to recover from peroneal tendonitis?
Usually if upon onset of symptoms you see your healthcare provider and begin therapy, it should take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to recover from this injury.
Can a torn peroneal tendon heal on its own?
The vast majority of peroneal tendinosis will heal without surgery. This is because it is an overuse injury and can heal with rest. If there is significant pain, a CAM Walker boot for several weeks is a good idea.