Ankle Tendonitis Treatment

Ankle Tendonitis Treatment

 

Ankle Tendonitis Treatment: There are 3 major ligaments and 2 major tendons that can become irritated or damaged during an ankle sprain.

What Is Ankle Tendonitis:

Ankle Tendonitis Treatment
Ankle tendonitis is usually a chronic soreness around the outside of the leg, back of the outside ankle and foot. It is usually due to inversion ankle sprains & chronic overuse!

Tendons are the attachment points of muscle to bone.

  • There are 2 major tendons that run across the ankle site.
  • They are the peroneus brevis & the peroneus longus.
  • If these two muscle are injured during an ankle injury they can cause tendonitis.

 

Ankle Tendonitis Treatment
The peroneus longus & the peroneus brevis run behind the fibula and around the outside of the foot. They are responsible for turning the foot out, up and down.

 

 

Symptoms of Ankle Tendonitis:

Ankle tendonitis can appear as:

  • Pain on the outside of the leg.
  • Pain outside of the ankle.
  • Pain outside the foot.
  • Warmth & swelling in these areas.
  • Worse after activity.
  • Better with rest.
  • There are also specific movement restrictions for each muscle.

 

 

 

Two Muscles Involved In Ankle Tendonitis:

The two muscles involved in ankle tendonitis are the peroneus brevis & the peroneus longus.

 

1) Peroneus brevis ankle tendonitis:


The peroneus brevis starts on the middle outside of the leg. It runs behind the outside ankle and attaches to the base of the 5th metatarsal.

  • It is responsible for turning the foot out and up.
  • This muscle can become prone to dislocation and irritation with overuse.
  • This occurs both due to overuse and inversion ankle sprain injuries.

The Peroneus Brevis Ankle Tendonitis Treatment Guide.

 

 

2) Peroneus longus ankle tendonitis:


The peroneus brevis starts on the top outside of the leg. It runs behind the outside ankle, under the foot and attaches to the base of the 1st metatarsal.

  • It is responsible for turning the foot down & out.
  • This muscle is frequently overworked during ankle sprain injuries.
  • It tries to splint the foot to prevent further pain, but then eventually tires out without proper treatment and becomes injured itself.

The Peroneus Longus Ankle Tendonitis Treatment Guide.