Peroneal tendonitis occurs when one or both of your ankle tendons are inflamed. The ankle tendon connects the lower leg to the foot. In many cases, it’s caused by overuse of the tendon, but it can also occur if you experience a sudden injury.
In most instances, especially with sudden injuries like sprains, the pain and swelling goes away within a few weeks.
Often, treatment isn’t even needed. Inflammation is a response to injury. It supports healing. However, if inflammation becomes chronic, it can cause complications and lead to ongoing discomfort.
Chiropractic care can help you treat these issues. It’s a safe, all-natural option for treating inflammation throughout the body. If you’re experiencing pain and stiffness in one or both of your ankles and you suspect it’s linked to peroneal tendonitis, a chiropractic adjustment can help.
Your healthcare provider can help you identify peroneal tendonitis. It’s also possible to self-diagnose. Some of the things that put you at greater risk of peroneal tendonitis include:
With peroneal tendonitis, you may be able to feel a nodule or lump around the ankle tendon, but this isn’t always the case. It’s essential to get checked by a healthcare professional to rule out any more serious conditions that could be causing the symptoms.
Peroneal tendonitis usually develops over time and is caused by overuse. It’s also possible that an acute ankle injury, such as a sprain, can cause peroneal tendonitis.
Ankle injuries must heal properly. Otherwise, you can experience long-term complications. In some cases, the complications are worse than the initial injury.
Ensuring that ankle injuries heal correctly reduces the risk of:
Chiropractic care offers many benefits when it comes to treating peroneal tendonitis. For example, a chiropractic adjustment can:
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