How to treat peroneal tendonitis?

Peroneal tendonitis is an uncommon tendon problem that typically causes pain on the outside of the ankle joint. The cause of peroneal tendonitis is usually increases in activity levels that are greater than what the tendon is adapted to take.

The treatment of peroneal tendonitis is to reduce activity levels to those that can be tolerated. There may be need for some pain relief with the use of ICE and medication if the pain is particularly painful. These activity levels can be very gradually increased as the symptoms improve and the tendon is given time to adapt to the loads.

Exercises can be used to increase the load placed on the tendon to help facilitate healing.

Lateral wedge insoles under the heel in the shoe can be used to biomechanically reduce the load on the tendon and can go a long way to helping the problem.

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