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Are you experiencing pain or swelling in the back of your ankle? If so, you may be suffering from peroneal tendinosis in Lenox Hill, NY. Our award-winning sports podiatrist Dr. Nick can help to ascertain whether your pain is the result of peroneal tendinosis or another painful ankle condition. Once your pain has been correctly diagnosed, Dr. Nick can get you back on the road to recovery with recommended treatment options.
Your peroneal tendon runs along the back of your ankle, connecting the muscles of the calf to the bones of your foot. Peroneal tendinosis happens you overuse or overexert your peroneal tendon, leading it to thicken or swell. This type of problem was 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.
Here’s the good news: surgery is very rare for peroneal tendinosis. Our expert Lenox Hill, NY, ankle specialist often recommends a variety 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 reoccurrence of your ankle pain in the future.