What is Peroneal Tendonitis?

Peroneal Tendonitis is a common cause of pain around the back and outer side of the foot due to inflammation, irritation or degeneration of the tendons.

Understanding Peroneal Tendonitis

Tendons are strong, cord-like structures that link muscles to bones. In order to move, our muscles contract which pulls on the appropriate tendon which in turn pulls on the appropriate bone.

Tendonitis occurs when the tendons are over-used or placed under too much tension, usually from repetitive movements causing a strain on the tendon. Micro-trauma from repetitive tension on the peroneal tendons causes damage to the tendons resulting in peroneal tendonitis.