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Peroneal Tendinitis/Tendinopathy

Swelling or degenerative process involving the Peroneal muscles and tendons that run along the outside aspect of the lower leg.  This can occur as an acute, one-time injury or with repetitive damage over a longer period of time.  Peroneal Tendinopathy is often associated with ankle sprains and commonly seen in people with high arched feet

Common symptoms include:

  • Pain on the outer aspect of the foot below the ankle (lateral malleolus) primarily when running.
  • Swelling after standing/walking for long durations.
  • Weakness and instability in the foot and ankle.

Peroneal tendinitis typically occurs when there is a change in activity level, footwear or new types of exercise.

If these conditions sound familiar, book your appointment today and let us help you get back on your feet pain free!

Custom Orthotics Designed for Ankle Injury/Peroneal Tendinitis
  • Lateral (outer) heel posting - in order to reduce traction on the peroneal tendons by controlling inversion (outer ankle rolls).
  • Customized arch support - aids in dissipating the pressure throughout the foot and alleviating the outer aspect of the ankle.
  • Shock absorbent heel cushioning - aids in dissipating pressure throughout the foot and offsetting impact at the ankle region.
  • Wide base - this will maintain stability in the shoe and prevent any ankle sprains/rolls from occurring - which may cause inflammation to peroneal tendons.
  • Neutral casting - to align your feet and lower limbs in order to place them in the most optimal position for gait.
  • Deep heel cup - will lock the heel in place, allow your foot to maintain neutral position and place adipose 'soft' tissue under the heel bone to reduce the effect of impact forces.
  • Perforated top-cover - shock absorbent materials that wicks away sweat and bacteria while allowing for effective transfer of air and perspiration, resulting in a cool, dry environment.