Peroneal Tendonitis: Causes Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

Peroneal tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons that run along the side of your foot and along the outside of your ankle bone. These tenacious tissues link the bones in your foot to the muscles in your lower leg. They assist with balancing and stabilizing your foot and ankle, preventing injuries.

This kind of foot tendonitis is typically brought on by overuse, but it can also strike unexpectedly as a result of a fall or other foot injury.

Who is likely to get peroneal tendonitis

Peroneal tendonitis can affect anyone, but athletes who play sports with a lot of ankle movement are more likely to get it. In addition, the following factors increase your risk of peroneal tendonitis:

  • If you are older than 40
  • Avoid stretching before working out
  • Have ailments like gout, diabetes, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Possess a history of tendon injury
  • Have feet with high arches
  • Are obese or overweight
  • Tendons that are tight
  • If you smoke

Although peroneal tendonitis is not as common as other types of foot tendonitis, such as Achilles tendonitis. In one study of several thousand runners, there were only 13 cases (less than 1%) of peroneal tendonitis.