Could You Have Peroneal Tendinitis? 

Are you experiencing:

Pain at the outside of your calf when walking/running?

Sharp Pain at the side of the calf?

Pains worse when moving, reduces at rest?

More then likely we are dealing with Peroneal Tendinitis

We Treat Peroneal Tendinitis!

Peroneal Tendinitis Symptoms

Pain at the side of the outside calf when walking/running

Experiencing Sharp Pain when active

Pain when active, reduces at rest

What Is Peroneal Tendinitis?

Peroneal Tendinitis can be defined as pain on the outside of the shin due to overusing the tendons. Overuse of the tendons are caused by constant walking, running and jumping.

Overuse of these tendons can also be contributed to dysfuctional biomechanics of the foot, tightness of calf and soleus muscles and over pronation.

This is where the problem lies: when a harsh repetitive force is applied on the foot for example walking everyday on a hard flat concrete ground with unsupportive footwear, overuse of the tendons can be imminent. This can cause pain, thickening and fibrosis to the tendon.

What Causes Peroneal Tendinitis?

The main cause of peroneal tendinitis is the tractional pull and stress on the side of the foot/calf.

There are a few factors as to why the fascia is overstretching:

  • Repetitive activities
  • Long periods of standing
  • Genetic predisposition (Flat feet)
  • Improper foot mechanics
  • Weight gain
  • Age
  • Unsupportive footwear
  • Walking barefoot on hard surfaces

How We Can Help

Manuel Therapy: We help to release the tight calf and ankle through deep tissue massage, mobilisation and foot adjustments, dry needling, shockwave therapy which can help the issue.

Education: We provide you with the education to understand the exact “why” your experinecing peroneal tendinitis and how you can self help the situation with core stretches + strengthening techniques, footwear recommendations and self release techniques to aid the healing process.

Orthotic Therapy: An orthotic device can be a really helpful tool to help re-correct the foot’s alignment and create an arch supporting the foot’s dysfunctional biomechanics. This can help reduce the tractional pull that occurs at the attachment of the peroneals decreasing the inflammatory processes and pain.