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People Prone To Tendonitis
Yes: Yes, peroneal tendonitis can commonly cause a popping sensation in the lateral ankle along with pain with walking or standing, especially on a surface that is on an incline or is uneven. It may also cause some tenderness on the outside of the ankle along with occasional swelling but this is not always seen.Rest and strengthening exercises often help along with taping of the ankle.Feel better soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tightness/snapping: With tendinitis there is tightness especially after rest. With subluxation there is often a snapping or popping sensation as the tendon moves out of place. ...Read more
When can I resume running after suffering from peroneal tendonitis? I have been resting for 4 weeks and the pain has fully subsided.
If pain free: You can start running with proper supportive footwear. Start at a very low distance and build up slowly no more then 10% increase in distance from the previous week. You may also need to look into why you got this in the first place (running/gate mechanics, arch anatomy, footwear, etc.). ...Read more
How long does it take for peroneal tendonitis to heal? I had pretty bad pain, it got better with pt, and now it feels irritated again...
It can take a while: It will not heal well taking cortisone or nsiads . You are taking symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). That will stop the tendon from healing and it may actually cause the tendon to rupture once it has been injured. See you doctor about getting off those meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is peroneal tendonitis? And what causes it?Can you get it from overuse without an acute injury?Back and outside ofankle and even calf nerve hurt
Overuse/Compensation: Peroneal tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon and tendon sheath complex of the peroneus longus and brevis tendons. These tendons arise from muscles in the outside of the lower leg and course behind the fibula (ankle bone on outside of ankle). Walking on the outside of the foot (often to avoid pain on the inside of the foot or heel) can lead to this condition as can a bad ankle sprain. ...Read more
Either one: Take the one which works best for you. ...Read more
As a runner, not being able to run because of peroneal tendonitis is a huge pain. Is it advisable to use a stationary bike instead? While i heal?
I was diagnosed with peroneal tendonitis. After 5 weeks, it doesn't hurt when i walk but only when i touch the area. Is it ok for me to run again?
Peroneal tendinitis: Perhaps...But tendinitis is a commonly recurrent problem. It is likely that the running will aggravate the problem and it very well may worsen as a result. Might be better to continue lower impact exercise such as biking/elliptical/weights until all soreness resolved. ...Read more
Have peroneal tendonitis but insurance doesn't cover physical therapy. Is there anything I can do myself?
Some initial Rxs: Local treatment by icing region several times a day along with use of OTC NSAIDs like Aleve (naproxen) if you have no allergies or stomach issues with these medications. Can also try a shoe insert such as a Donjoy Arch Rival which can provide for some lateral wedge support -if no improvement see an orthopedist, physiatrist or podiatrist. ...Read more
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