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Peroneal Tendonitis

Our Midtown and Downtown New York foot doctors offer comprehensive Peroneal Tendonitis services including assessment, diagnosis, and advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment options, such as custom orthotics PRP, and stem-cell injections, to help restore the function to your foot and provide pain relief. During a one-on-one consultation, our team can help determine which option is best suited for your specific case, lifestyle, and budget. 


Tendons are the ends of muscles that attach to bones. Tendonitis means there is inflammation (or irritation) of the tendon. It can be caused by using the tendon too much, an injury, or doing an activity your body isn't used to. There are two peroneal tendons in the lower leg. The peroneal tendons lay along the outer part of the lower leg, ankle and foot. Peroneal Tendonitis is common in people with high-arched feet. 


Pain at the outer part of the lower leg/ankle/foot, swelling, redness, warmth, difficulty walking, and/or stiffness

Treatment Options

RICE, NSAIDs, physical therapy, braces, custom orthotics, PRP and stem cell injections

Treatment Option Description (with Duration)

As soon as you notice pain, it is important to remember RICE: Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate. If the pain has not improved after 2-3 days, it is time to visit a podiatrist. Depending on the severity of the condition, you may be prescribed a brace or other device to help rest your foot/ankle and limit excess movement. You may also need physical therapy for about 4-6 weeks to help with pain and swelling and also to strengthen the tendon after it has healed. For more long-term support, custom orthotics (shoe inserts) can also be made to help prevent the problem from coming back.

For our athletes and Broadway dancers, as well as for anyone who needs to get back on the field right away, our doctors may also recommend PRP and/or Stem Cell injections to not only help with pain, but also to expedite the recovery process. 

Expected Outcome

If Peroneal Tendonitis is caught and managed early, then further damage to the tendon can be prevented.

Quick and Total Foot Pain Relief 

If you're suffering from ankle/heel pain due to Peroneal Tendonitis, or any other foot/ankle condition, our New York foot doctors can help! Serving the Downtown and Midtown Manhattan areas of NYC, we help you get back to healthy and happy living. Call us at 917-398-3668 or book an appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Warm up before and cool down after your workout routine. Slowly increase the intensity of your exercise over a period of time. If you're using equipment at the gym, make sure you know how to use it safely and with the correct posture. If unsure, always ask!

People who have high-arched feet are over-supinators. This means that they naturally put more pressure along the outer parts of their feet. This causes the brain to fire up the peroneal tendons more often to help the foot roll in more (aka pronate more). Any increased or repetitive activity leads to the tendons being fired up more, which can cause them to become fatigued or irritated, resulting pain. A good pair of custom orthotics would be a great option since they will help to redistrbute weight more evenly throughout the bottom of the foot.

Answer: Peroneal tendonitis rarely requires surgery. However, if treatment is delayed or neglected, there could be further damage, such as a tendon tear. This would then require surgical repair. So don't ignore your pain and come see us!


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