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If you have pain or swelling in the back of your ankle, then you may be suffering from peroneal tendinosis in Manhattan, NY. Dr. Nick, our award-winning sports podiatrist can help determine whether your pain is the result of peroneal tendinosis or another painful ankle condition. Once your pain has been properly diagnosed, Dr. Nick can recommend treatment to get you back on the road to recovery.
The peroneal tendon runs along the back of your ankle, connecting the muscles of the calf to the bones of your foot. Peroneal tendinosis happens when overuse or overexertion causes your peroneal tendon to thicken or swell. This type of problem has been misnamed peroneal tendinitis in the past. However, since the tendon typically thickens and has not been invaded by inflammatory cells, tendinosis is the more correct term for this condition.
The good news? Surgery is very rare for peroneal tendinosis. Our expert Manhattan, NY, ankle specialist often recommends a number of conservative treatment approaches, including rest, an ankle brace, and – in very painful cases – a walking boot. Dr. Nick can also help analyze your footwear and exercise routine to identify ways to avoid your ankle pain reoccurring in the future.