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Find Relief from Peroneal Tendinitis

Peroneal Tendinitis is inflammation of the, you guessed it, peroneal tendons. The peroneal tendons are two tendons that run side-by-side behind the outer ankle bone. One peroneal tendon is attached to the outer part of the midfoot, and the other runs under the foot and attaches near the inside of the arch. These two tendons work together to stabilize the foot and ankle to prevent sprains. Activities involving repetitive use of the tendon, or an injury (like a sprained ankle) can cause the inflammation. Symptoms of peroneal tendinitis can include pain, swelling, and warmth to the touch. If you are experiencing pain from peroneal tendinitis, be sure to rest your ankle. You can use ice therapy, as well as anti-inflammatory herbs or drugs. Those with flat feet, or high arches may be more prone to peroneal tendinitis and can benefit from custom orthotic inserts with proper arch support. This will help to correct or reduce inefficient movement in the foot during activity that could be putting a strain on peroneal tendons. Not only can custom orthotic inserts help to relieve pain, but providing proper arch support and shock absorption with the use of orthotic inserts can also help to prevent peroneal tendinitis from reoccurring. If you would like to learn more, or would like to schedule a consultation to see if custom orthotics could help you to treat peroneal tendinitis, give us a call today. 
Note from Dr. Michael: Hi everyone! Inversion ankle sprains are amongst the most common types of strains. These injuries are usually caused by prior injury or repetitive usage of our outside peroneal calf muscles. The word “tendonitis” can be broken down into “tendon” and “itis”. Any “itis” implies inflammation due to irritation and repetitive motion. Custom orthotic inserts can help stabilize the ankle and reduce friction to the peroneal tendon and group of muscles. Call us today for support!
Peroneal Tendinitis is inflammation of the, you guessed it, peroneal tendons. The peroneal tendons are two tendons that run side-by-side behind the outer ankle bone. One peroneal tendon is attached to the outer part of the midfoot, and the other runs under the foot and attaches near the inside of the arch. These two tendons work together to stabilize the foot and ankle to prevent sprains. Activities involving repetitive use of the tendon, or an injury (like a sprained ankle) can cause the inflammation. Symptoms of peroneal tendinitis can include pain, swelling, and warmth to the touch. If you are experiencing pain from peroneal tendinitis, be sure to rest your ankle. You can use ice therapy, as well as anti-inflammatory herbs or drugs. Those with flat feet, or high arches may be more prone to peroneal tendinitis and can benefit from custom orthotic inserts with proper arch support. This will help to correct or reduce inefficient movement in the foot during activity that could be putting a strain on peroneal tendons. Not only can custom orthotic inserts help to relieve pain, but providing proper arch support and shock absorption with the use of orthotic inserts can also help to prevent peroneal tendinitis from reoccurring. If you would like to learn more, or would like to schedule a consultation to see if custom orthotics could help you to treat peroneal tendinitis, give us a call today. 

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Note from Dr. Michael: Hi everyone! Inversion ankle sprains are amongst the most common types of strains. These injuries are usually caused by prior injury or repetitive usage of our outside peroneal calf muscles. The word “tendonitis” can be broken down into “tendon” and “itis”. Any “itis” implies inflammation due to irritation and repetitive motion. Custom orthotic inserts can help stabilize the ankle and reduce friction to the peroneal tendon and group of muscles. Call us today for support!

Cheers,

Dr. Michael Horowitz, Vancouver Orthotics
Dr. Michael Horowitz
Vancouver Orthotics
(604) 737-3668