A 46-year-old member asked:
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Peroneal tendonitis or lateral malleolus stress fracture, how to know the difference?

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Dr. Twila Fickel
32 years experience in Podiatry
Location of pain: Tendonitis will also affect the peroneal muscle so the whole side of your leg will hurt. A stress fracture should only hurt in a localized area.
Answered on May 20, 2016
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