The two peroneal tendons run behind the outer ankle bone and are responsible for moving the foot outwards, as well as stabilizing the foot and ankle and protecting them from sprains. However, tendonitis, tears and dislocation can occur in the tendons.
Peroneal Tendon Injury
Peroneal Tendon Injury Symptoms
Peroneal Tendon Injury Treatments
- Physical therapy
Surgical treatment for a peroneal tendon injury is indicated if the pain does not get better with rest. If there is a tear, meaning a split that runs along the length of the tendons, one could consider cleaning it out and repairing the tendon. Sometimes, making the groove in the back of the bone of the fibula deeper allows the tendons more space and can help as well.