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Managing Peroneal Tendonitis

Tuesday, 16 April 2024 00:00

Peroneal tendonitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the tendons surrounding the ankle. It can cause pain and swelling, particularly in individuals who engage in activities like running, or physical labor that strains the ankles. Proper management of peroneal tendonitis involves addressing contributing factors, including wearing ill-fitting footwear that can increase the risk of foot injuries. Treatment typically includes anti-inflammatory measures such as heat therapy, massage, and medication to alleviate discomfort. Surgery is reserved for severe cases or when conservative treatments fail to yield improvement. Immobilization may be necessary in instances of ankle alterations or damage to minimize the risk of further injury. Consulting a podiatrist for personalized care and guidance for peroneal tendonitis is essential in managing this condition effectively and preventing long-term complications. If you are experiencing symptoms of peroneal tendonitis or have concerns about your foot health, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist.

Ankle pain can be caused by a number of problems and may be potentially serious. If you have ankle pain, consult with Dr. Lee R. Stein from Lake Shore Foot & Ankle, PC. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Ankle pain is any condition that causes pain in the ankle. Due to the fact that the ankle consists of tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments, ankle pain can come from a number of different conditions.


The most common causes of ankle pain include:

  • Types of arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and gout)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Broken ankles
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Stress fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis


Symptoms of ankle injury vary based upon the condition. Pain may include general pain and discomfort, swelling, aching, redness, bruising, burning or stabbing sensations, and/or loss of sensation.


Due to the wide variety of potential causes of ankle pain, podiatrists will utilize a number of different methods to properly diagnose ankle pain. This can include asking for personal and family medical histories and of any recent injuries. Further diagnosis may include sensation tests, a physical examination, and potentially x-rays or other imaging tests.


Just as the range of causes varies widely, so do treatments. Some more common treatments are rest, ice packs, keeping pressure off the foot, orthotics and braces, medication for inflammation and pain, and surgery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Chicago, Highland Park, and Uptown, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


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