peroneal (fibular) tendinitis

peroneal (fibular) tendinitis

trauma-induced injury to peroneus longus (PL) and brevis (PB) tendons, e.g. overuse injury (tendinitis), chronic tendon subluxation (due to peroneal retinaculum tears from a previous ankle inversion injury), acute tendon subluxation/rupture (in association with recent acute ankle eversion injury); presents as local pain, tenderness and swelling along course of PL and/or PB tendons and lateral retromalleolar area; treatment includes rest (strapping into eversion; immobilization), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapies, e.g. ice massage + ultrasound, biomechanical evaluation and orthoses to correct excessive supination at heel strike