Peroneal Tendonitis is an irritation of the tendons which run past the posterior-lateral (back outside) part of the ankle. There are two tendons that are associated with Peroneal Tendonitis –peroneal brevis and peroneal longus.
These tendons are responsible for everting the foot (moving the foot away from the midline of the body), as well as preventing the ankle from rolling outwards when walking on uneven terrain.
Tendonitis develops when these tendons are subject to excessive and repetitive forces during standing, walking or exercise.
Conservative management may include:
- Ankle Stabilizing Orthosis (ASO)
- Custom foot orthoses
- Supportive footwear
- Footwear modifications (lateral wedge/flare)
To determine the most appropriate treatment for you, we recommend booking an initial consultation to discuss your concerns in more detail.