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What is Peroneal Tendonitis?

Peroneal tendonitis is inflammation of the peroneal tendons along the outside of the ankle, often due to overuse or sudden increases in activity. Athletes, particularly runners and dancers, are prone to this condition. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and tenderness along the outside of the ankle, especially during physical activity. Diagnosis involves a physical exam, imaging tests, and assessment of medical history. Treatment includes rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and exercises to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility. In severe cases, immobilization or corticosteroid injections may be necessary. A podiatrist can provide expert diagnosis and treatment, offering personalized rehabilitation strategies to alleviate symptoms and prevent the recurrence of peroneal tendonitis. If you have pain on the outside of your ankle, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist for care.

Foot and ankle trauma is common among athletes and the elderly. If you have concerns that you may have experienced trauma to the foot and ankle, consult with our podiatrists from Superior Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Foot and ankle trauma cover a range of injuries all over the foot; common injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Muscle strains
  • Injuries to the tendons and ligaments
  • Stress fractures


Symptoms of foot and ankle injuries vary depending on the injury, but more common ones include:

  • Bruising
  • Inflammation/ Swelling
  • Pain


To properly diagnose the exact type of injury, podiatrists will conduct a number of different tests. Some of these include sensation and visual tests, X-rays, and MRIs. Medical and family histories will also be taken into account.


Once the injury has been diagnosed, the podiatrist can than offer the best treatment options for you. In less severe cases, rest and keeping pressure off the foot may be all that’s necessary. Orthotics, such as a specially made shoes, or immobilization devices, like splints or casts, may be deemed necessary. Finally, if the injury is severe enough, surgery may be necessary.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Long Beach, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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