Peroneal Tendon Injuries


Peroneal tendons run along the outside of the leg and act to stabilize the ankle from sprains. Injuries may occur suddenly or develop over time. People who participate in sports which require repetitive ankle motion and those with a high arch may be more at risk for developing these types of injuries. Injuries may include tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon), tears, or subluxation.




Pain, swelling, weakness or a snapping sensation may be experienced. Typically, symptoms are made worse with activity.


What to Expect When You See the Doctor

Your doctor will examine your foot and ankle and look for pain, instability, swelling, warmth, and weakness on the outer side of the ankle. In addition, an x-ray or other advanced imaging studies, such as MRI or Ultrasound may be recommended.



Treatment depends on the type of injury and may include immobilization, medications, physical therapy, bracing or surgery. In some cases, surgery is needed to repair the tendons and/ or supporting structures.


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We Can Help!

Are you suffering from peroneal tendon injuries? We have years of experience treating this condition and would be happy to help. Contact us or book an appointment today.

South Denver Podiatry
7780 S. Broadway, Suite 190
Littleton, CO 80122
Phone: 720-279-8076
Fax: (720) 398-8424
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