Peroneus’ tendons longus and peroneus brevis run to the foot from the lateral calf muscle. The calf muscles are involved in providing support to the ankle and stabilizing the foot to prevent rolling of the joint. Peroneal Tendonitis is usually the result of overuse of the muscles or of inversion sprains. These extend the perineal tendons. It is caused by excessive pronation of the foot. It means that the perineal muscles work much harder to stabilize the foot when it is pronated.
Jumping and running involve a lot of contraction of the perineal muscles and may result in inflammation of the tendons. Runners who tend to run on uneven surfaces or have excessive pronation often develop this tendinitis.
Cause of injury
Over-pronation of the foot during jumping or running. Because of an ankle injury, leads to an incorrect path of travel for the tendons.
Peroneal tendonitis signs and symptoms
Tenderness and pain along the tendons. At the beginning of the activity, the pain is severe and reduces as the activity continues. Pain Increases over time.
Complications if left unattended
Tendinitis that is unattended may cause a rupture of the tendons. Perineal tendonitis may result in subluxations. The inflammation is chronic and may cause damage to the ligaments around the tendons.
Peroneal tendonitis immediate treatment
Ice. Anti-inflammatory diet and medication. Rest from jumping or running activities.
Peroneal tendonitis rehabilitation and prevention
Stretching of the calf muscles and a slow start to activity are essential for rehabilitation. During the recovery period, it’s important to correct and identify any faith or foot abnormalities. It could contribute to the problem. Prevention of the condition requires powerful muscles of the leg to support the ankle and the foot.
With proper therapy, tendinitis will usually heal well with no effects. In some cases, the tendinitis might require surgery to alleviate the pressure causing the inflammation. In some cases, orthotics to support the arch could be required.
Sports massage treatment in Watford for Peroneal tendonitis
In Lucas Massage Therapy we treat peroneal tendonitis. Deep tissue and sports massage to the peroneal muscles will help to reduce pain and tension in the muscle. The muscles will relax, which in turn reduces the tension in the tendon.