Our Specialists Can Relieve Your 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 ankle specialists have extensive experience treating peroneal tendinosis in New York, NY, and can help diagnose your unique case. We can determine whether your pain is the result of peroneal tendinosis or another painful ankle condition. 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, connecting 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 peroneal tendinosis 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 is critical that you get treatment for peroneal tendinosis -- delaying treatment can lead to a torn tendon, ankle sprain, or chronic ankle instability.
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