Peroneal Tendinosis Upper East Side, NY
Expert Diagnosis & Treatment for Ankle Pain
If you are experiencing pain or swelling in the back or outside of your ankle, you may be suffering from peroneal tendinosis. Our experts have extensive experience treating peroneal tendinosis in the Upper East Side, NY, and can help diagnose and treat your condition. We can determine if your pain is the result of peroneal tendinosis or another ankle issue. Once your pain has been properly diagnosed, we will help you get on the road to recovery and back to a pain-free life.
What Is Peroneal Tendinosis?
The peroneal tendon runs along the back of your ankle and connects the muscle to the 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 tendonitis. However, since the tendon typically thickens and has not been invaded by inflammatory cells, tendinosis is the more correct term for this condition.
Causes & Symptoms
Patients with this condition usually report having increased the amount or intensity of exercise prior to their injury. Exercise that involves intense use of the ankle, such as running for extended periods of time, and poor shoe choices increase the risk of developing peroneal tendinosis. The most common symptoms of this condition include pain around the outside and back of the ankle and pain when turning your ankle inward. Dr. Nick or Dr. Bernatsky will determine if you have peroneal tendinosis during your initial consultation.
Treating Peroneal Tendinosis
There are a series of conservative treatment options for peroneal tendinosis, including resting the ankle, wearing an ankle brace, or using a walking boot to relieve ankle pain. It's also important to evaluate the state of your footwear and exercise routine to identify ways to avoid a recurrence of your ankle pain in the future. In certain cases, ankle surgery may be necessary if your pain does not resolve or if there is a tear in the tendon. It's important that you get treatment for peroneal tendinosis right away -- delaying treatment can lead to a torn tendon, ankle sprain, or chronic ankle instability.
Contact Us to Treat Peroneal Tendinosis in the Upper East Side, NY
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