Peroneal Tendinopathy - Overuse Of The Small Tendon In Your Ankle

What Is Peroneal Tendinopathy?

The peroneal muscles are a band of muscles that run down the outside of the shin. A tendon is the tissue that connects these muscles to the bones in the foot. A peroneal tendinopathy is damage to the small tendons on the outside of the ankle due to excessive strain or an overuse of these muscles.

What Are The Symptoms Of Peroneal Tendinopathy?

·      Pain on the outside of the ankle
·      Swelling, redness or warmth around the tendon
·      Pain that increases with activity
·      Thickening of the tendon
·      Decreased perineal strength

How Do Orthotics Insoles Help?

Peroneal tendonopathy generally occurs due to a medial to lateral instability of the ankle joint. Due to this instability the peroneal muscles on the outside of the ankle have to work through a larger range of motion, and have to provide more stability through their strength. This increases degeneration to the tendon over a period of time leading to significant damage resulting in pain. Orthotic insoles help to place the foot in its ideal position -reducing medial to lateral instability and therefore reducing strain on the peroneal tendon.

What Orthotic Insoles Are Best For Peroneal Tendinopathy?

Custom made orthotic insoles are generally deemed to be preferential to treatment of peroneal tendonopathy then over-the-counter orthotic insoles.

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