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If you are experiencing pain or swelling in the back of your ankle, then you may be suffering from peroneal tendinosis in New York, NY. Dr. Nick, our experienced sports podiatrist can 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 then help you back on the road to recovery.
The peroneal tendon runs along the back of your ankle, connecting muscle to bone. Peroneal tendinosis happens when overuse or overexertion causes your peroneal tendon to thicken or swell. In the past, this type of problem has been misnamed peroneal tendinitis. 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 is that surgery is very rare for peroneal tendinosis. Our New York, 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 you analyze your footwear and exercise routine to identify ways to avoid a recurrence of your ankle pain in the future.
If the pain perisits beyond the help of conservative treatments, there could be a tear in your tendon. In this case, Dr. Nick may recommend surgery to repair the torn tendon. Most patients enjoy a full recovery from surgery, although healing may take some time and you will be instructed to not bear weight on that ankle for up to six weeks. Dr. Nick will also likely recommend physical therapy once your ankle is healed to increase your chance for fully restored mobility.
Call our New York City podiatry office at 646.657.0070 or click here to request your Silverstone Podiatry consultation and exam with Dr. Nick Argerakis. Come see why thousands of people in Manhattan and the Tri-State area trust their foot and ankle care to Silverstone Podiatry! We proudly offer same-day and weekend appointments with virtually no wait times. Start your path back to a pain-free life today!