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People Prone To Tendonitis
Yes: A multitude of things can make someone more prone to tendonitis including genetic predisposition, repetitive activities associated with work or play, boney abnormalities, tendon contractors, etc. ...Read more
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 more
No: There are no pathologic specific shoes. Purchase a cushioned neutral shoe and focus on strengthening your entire lower extremity. ...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
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
I might have peroneal tendonitis, it feels better when I run. Is it safe to run the Boston Marathon tomorrow?
Pain is the key: You can attempt to run the race, but use pain as the indicator whether to continue. If the pain is causing you to change your stride, then you should probably not run as it could worsen the strain and/or cause other problems. Stretch it and massage it several times today and before the race. Be practical tomorrow if the pain is moderate to severe, you should probably not run. ...Read more
Is previous peroneal tendonitis the cause for my rolling my ankle twice in the last 2 months? Didn't have this happen before my tendinitis.
Could be: The body's initial response to injury or inflammation is often to shut down or weaken muscle groups around an injured joint. This makes sense in the first few days but also quickly leads to muscle atrophy and weakness. If you do not strengthen those muscles during your recovery, you will be exposed to reinjury. Persistent pain after ankle sprain could be sign of more significant injury. ...Read more
Either could do it,: But I suspect an Orthopedist does it more frequently and is more comfortable doing it... ...Read more
A week before I had any swelling from peroneal tendonitis I had nerve pain from my ankle up into my calf. Does this make any sense?
Peroneal tendonitis. Heel pain. Took ankle X ray. Film witten "Bear Weight" but I didn't put weight on that leg at all. Does it affect result?
Yes: Doing what is asked by you from the professionals is paramount to getting proper results ...Read more
Should I see my orthopedic doctor again or a podiatrist for my post tib, fhl, and peroneal tendonitis? I think I may need to be I'm a boot.
Clinically: By palpation an astute clinician appreciates the difference in anatomical location which can be subtle as the proximity of the two is obvious, diagnostic testing such as MRI would differentiate. But, kep in mind treatment can be similiar, so if you go into a cam walker boot you should heal either and don't really have to know which it is. Tendonitis is the more common of the two. ...Read more
Is it possible to strain my peroneal tendon from overuse? I walk almost 8 miles a day for my job. Or is more likely tendonitis?
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