Do I need to see a doctor for peroneal tendonitis?
Be on the lookout for other symptoms including swelling, warmth when touched, and joint instability and weakness. If you suspect that you have developed peroneal tendonitis, you should schedule a visit with your foot doctor. Only your podiatrist can accurately diagnose the source of your foot or ankle pain.
Who can diagnose peroneal tendonitis?
Diagnosis. Your foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon will take your history and perform an exam to make the diagnosis. Most patients with peroneal tendinosis will report overuse of activity, rapid increase in recent activity, or other training errors, along with pain in the back and outside of the ankle.
Can a chiropractor help with peroneal tendonitis?
Tendonitis occurs because of inflammation and irritation of a tendon and often responds very well to chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic treatment is a natural way of reducing inflammation and relieving pain if you suffer from tendonitis (often spelled tendinitis).
Does physical therapy help peroneal tendonitis?
With early diagnosis, physical therapy can successfully treat peroneal tendinopathy. Physical therapists are movement experts who provide treatments to improve quality of life. Treatment programs can include exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.
What happens if tendonitis goes untreated?
Complications of Tendon Inflammation
If tendonitis is left untreated, you could develop chronic tendonitis, a tendon rupture (a complete tear of the tendon), or tendonosis (which is degenerative). Chronic tendonitis can cause the tendon to degenerate and weaken over time.
Where is pain with peroneal tendonitis?
Peroneal tendonitis (also known as peroneal tendinopathy) is a form of tendonitis that affects the foot and ankle. Peroneal tendonitis is a condition that causes pain on the outside of the foot and up the outside of your lower leg when walking or running.
How do I know if I tore my peroneal tendon?
Peroneal tendon injury symptoms
- Pain in the lower leg and/or ankle.
- Weakness or instability.
- Warmth in the affected area.
- A popping noise when the injury occurs.
Can I exercise with peroneal tendonitis?
If a person is recovering from peroneal tendonitis, they will need to introduce exercise and stretching slowly. By doing this too early or taking on too much too quickly, a person may further damage their peroneal tendons.
Will an xray show tendonitis?
Usually, your doctor can diagnose tendinitis during the physical exam alone. Your doctor may order X-rays or other imaging tests if it’s necessary to rule out other conditions that may be causing your signs and symptoms.