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Peroneal tendonitis is the swelling and thickening of the peroneal tendon—the rope-like tissue that connects a small but important muscle to the outside of your foot. It runs along the side of your ankle and attaches to the last metatarsal bone and underneath the arch. It helps stabilize your foot and pull it outward when you stand up or move around. When it swells, typically from strain and overuse, the tendon becomes weaker and the outside and back of your ankle aches. Usually you feel the pain more when you are active and find it decreases when you rest.
This is not a “normal” exercise ache. If you let it, the discomfort can worsen and make it challenging to walk around. Fortunately, with some care and monitoring, the experts at Foot & Ankle Associates can treat the problem conservatively and eliminate your pain. Don’t ignore the problem. Instead, contact Foot & Ankle Associates for an appointment or more information. You can reach our office by calling (888) 784-5335 or by visiting the online contact page.