Ankle Tendonitis Treatment
Ankle Tendonitis Treatment: There are 3 major ligaments and 3 major tendons that can become irritated or damaged during an ankle sprain.
Ankle Tendonitis vs. Ankle Sprain:
Three major tendons that get sore on your ankle are:
- The poster tibial tendon, this is on the inside of your ankle
- The peroneus brevis tendon, and the peroneus longus tendon which are on the outside of your ankle. These are true tendons because they attach muscle to bone.
There are three major ligaments, which result in ankle sprain:
- This is the ATFL, the CFL, and the PTFL:
95% of the time it is the ATFL which is injured and ankle sprain.
Watch the video below to see everything you need to know about ankle sprains.
Ankle Sprain Ligament Injury Guide:
Consider the Following Treatment Options for Ankle Sprains:
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What Is Ankle Tendonitis:
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.
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.
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.
Surprise! The treatment options are similar for peroneus brevis and peroneus longus tendonitis:
Try these options for your ankle tendonitis pain:
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