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The peroneal tendons attach to the muscles on the outsides of the calves and span the length of the ankles to connect to the bones of the foot. They are largely responsible for the body’s stability while shifting weight from side to side. These tendons are held in place by bands of tissue known as the peroneal retinaculum. When these bands are stretched or torn due to trauma to the foot, the tendons are no longer kept in place and may easily become dislocated. Damage to this area of the ankle is uncommon outside of strenuous activities like skiing, soccer and other sports. When injury is caused to the foot, patients may be able to hear a popping noise emanating from the outside of the ankle. The pain associated with this condition varies widely from sharp pains to no discomfort at all.
When the retinaculum has become damaged the tendons are free to move and can become damaged over time. In order to ensure a proper and pain free recovery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Marco Vargas and he’ll diagnose the best treatment method available for your unique needs. Call our Sugar Land, Missouri City, or Houston offices at 888-784-5335.