Peroneal tendonitis is a condition that involves the muscles on the outside of your leg, called the peroneal muscles. These muscles are also referred to as fibularis longus and fibularis brevis. Tendinitis is a condition where the tendons of these muscles become inflamed. This can cause a painful outer leg, calf and ankle.
Peroneal tendonitis is an overuse injury common with runners who run along slopes or sand. This places added pressure on the peroneal muscles and tendons. It is also common in sports that require much cutting, sidestepping and decelerating such as touch football and soccer.
The most common symptoms of peroneal tendonitis are pain and swelling on the outside of the ankle.
The treatment for peroneal tendonitis will be based on the nature and severity of the injury. Sports chiropractic and physiotherapy is important for recovery and will incorporate a rehabilitation program.