There are two peroneal tendons that run side by side and are located behind the outer ankle bone. One of the tendons attaches to the outer part of the midfoot and the other tendon runs under the foot and attaches near the inside of the arch. The tendons act like stabilizers for your feet and prevent ankle sprains from occurring.
Patients with peroneal tendonitis often complain of pain and, occasionally, swelling in the outside and back (posterolateral) part of the ankle This tends to be a chronic condition, so there is often no precipitating event. However, sometimes patients will report an activity that aggravated their symptoms. Certain types of high impact sports such as football can trigger the symptoms.
The peroneal tendons run behind the prominent bone on the outside of the ankle. There are two tendons, the peroneus brevis and peroneus longs. These tendons help to control the position of the foot during walking. They also responsible for the muscle contraction that moves the foot out to the side (eversion of the foot). Peroneal tendonitis is an irritation to the peroneal tendons. Essentially, the tendons are repetitively overloaded and the subsequent inflammatory response (attempt at healing) creates pain and discomfort.
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