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.





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The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.