Peroneal Tendon Injuries
Peroneal tendon injuries can consist of tendon tears, subluxation, and tendonitis. Your foot has two peroneal tendons, which serve as connective tissue that attach muscle to bone and stabilize the foot and ankle. Injuries to the area can develop in patients with high arches or those who play sports. The injuries can be sudden or develop over time.
Symptoms: The symptoms that are experienced for peroneal tendon injuries depend on the specific type of injury. For example, acute tears can result in swelling, pain, and weakness in the foot or ankle, while tendonitis can cause pain and swelling and cause the area to be warm to the touch. Subluxation can involve a snapping feeling followed by intermittent pain and ankle instability, and degenerative ears cause pain, weakness, and an increase in arch height.
Non-Surgical Treatments: Early treatment is important. Medications can reduce inflammation and pain, and physical therapy can improve range of motion. Your doctor might recommend a cast to keep the foot in place so it can heal completely.
Surgery: If non-surgical approaches are not effective, surgery may be performed to repair the tendon and the structures around it.