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Peroneal Tendon Tear

The muscles that are brought together by the outer side of your calf and foot are known as your peroneal tendon. These tendons are susceptible to inflammation or tears. Peroneal tendon tears are usually the result of two problems with the tendon: blood supply and the close positioning between the two tendons.


  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Pain
  • The tear can cause a feeling of weakness or unsteadiness


  • Support: Limit the ankle from activity by utilizing an orthopedic boot
  • Medication: Anti-inflammation medications (NSAIDs) can be used for pain and swelling
  • Physical therapy
  • Cortisone injection: In very rare cases, your doctor may recommend this option as an anti-inflammation option
  • Surgery