Peroneal tendinopathy, also known as peroneal tendonitis, is a condition that affects the peroneal tendons, which run along the outside of the lower leg and ankle. These tendons are responsible for stabilizing the ankle and foot during movement, particularly during activities such as running, jumping, and walking on uneven surfaces.
Symptoms of peroneal tendinopathy may include pain, swelling, stiffness, and weakness in the affected ankle or foot. Individuals with this condition may also experience a popping or clicking sensation in the ankle or foot during movement.
bPeroneal tendinopathy can be caused by a variety of factors, including overuse, improper footwear, ankle instability, or trauma. Treatment typically involves rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the affected area, as well as physical therapy exercises to strengthen the muscles and improve flexibility. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair or reconstruct the damaged tendons.