Peroneal Tendon Dysfunction / Tear

The two peroneal tendons are located on the outer side of the ankle and function to stabilize and move the ankle. Peroneal tendonitis/tendon tears can occur from a previous ankle sprain with injury to the tendon or from chronic looseness of the ankle following a sprain.

Peroneal-Tendon-Dysfunction-300x179The Peroneal tendon problem can be treated conservatively. These conservative therapy measures include:

  • orthotics
  • special brace
  • PRP injection
  • shoe modification, and
  • physical therapy

If there is a a acute tear noted, the tendon can be repaired and fixed. If this is a chronic problem then the tendon needs to be repaired by removing the scar tissue and suturing the tears of the tendon.