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How to Mend Your Peroneal Tendinitis

Updated on October 25, 2012

The Peroneal tendons are two major cord-like tendons in the foot that run together behind the outside of the ankle. These particular tendons provide essential stability for the ankle and the back of the foot while preventing the foot and ankle from turning inwards or spraining (this action would cause an inversion ankle sprain).

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What Causes Peroneal Tendinitis?

Peroneal tendon injuries may occur due to acute injury or repetitive motion during sports-related activities. Individuals with high arches or those who have experienced an inversion ankle sprain are also susceptible to Peroneal tendon injuries.

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What Symptoms Should You Expect

The degree of injury may range from an irritated tendon, to a tear, or even a complete degeneration of your Peroneal tendons. If you have Peroneal tendinitis you will most likely experience pain, swelling and inflammation on the outside of your ankle. A more serious tear or degenerative condition of the Peroneal tendons will cause instability or weakness in your ankle. Extreme pain and instability of the Peroneal tendons may indicate that your Peroneal tendons have slipped out of their normal place (or become dislocated). In this case you would notice a snapping feeling around the outside of your ankle.


What Treatments are Available to Mend Your Peroneal Tendinitis

Tendon injuries typically require longer healing processes because tendons are tough, dense tissues that normally receive very little blood flow. In some cases of Peroneal tendinitis an individual may have a degenerative condition that should not be left untreated. Serious Peroneal tendon injuries that are not properly rehabilitated will increase the instability of the ankle. Even with optimal healing there is always less elasticity in a previously injured tendon.

It is best to heal any tendon injury with minimal scar tissue formation and as much realignment of the fibers in the tendon as possible; which can be accomplished through Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy.

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As soon as your soft tissue is injured your body triggers natural events that isolate damaged tissue and prepare it for healing. The main symptoms you will immediately feel after injury - the swelling, redness (rubor), heat (calor), pain (dolor), and loss of function - are really just signs that your body is starting to heal.

Unfortunately when your soft tissue is swollen and inflamed the damaged tissue is blocking vital blood flow from coming into to continue the natural healing process. When your blood flow is blocked, the other healthy tissue in your body is starved of oxygen, nutrients and antibodies needed for your healthy tissue to thrive and for your injured meniscus to heal. This is why it's never good to let a new injury stay untreated for too long.

Using cold compression immediately following a soft tissue tear, re-injury, or surgery reduces pain and swelling and reduces the tissue damage that occurs with soft tissue injuries.

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Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

What can be done for your soft tissue when the swelling is gone, but the pain is still there? Once the swelling is gone our bodies are starving for the naturally occurring oxygen, nutrients, antibodies and energy available in our blood. Blood flow is like the life force of our bodies, and the healing process really takes off only when injured soft tissue receives proper blood flow.

If you want to heal quickly you need to keep your blood flow moving constantly, but you also need to make sure your body is actively getting rid of cellular waste and toxins. This is where BFST® comes in, but what exactly is BFST® and how can it help to accelerate healing?

BFST® is exactly what it seems - it's a therapy that substantially increases the flow of blood to your soft tissue without the need to exercise your already damaged tissue.

Think about your injured soft tissue as if it is a sponge that has dried out. Your damaged tissue is waiting there ready to absorb all of the benefits of increased blood flow but your body is unable to keep up with the demand of what your tissue needs. BFST® boosts your body's natural blood flow, delivering oxygen, nutrients, antibodies and energy directly to the source of your pain. Once you start receiving all of the benefits BFST® has to offer your injured soft tissue becomes like a sponge that now has enough blood flow within reach to soak up everything good that is in your blood flow. Increased blood flow through BFST® also acts as a cleanser for your tissue, whisking away all toxins and cellular waste.

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Treating Your Peroneal Tendinitis!

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When is Surgery an Option & What Surgical Prodcedures Mend Peroneal Tendinitis?

There are a few surgical procedures that may be performed in order to heal various degrees of Peroneal tendon injuries: tendon repair, tendon release and tendon debridement.

Tendon Repair

A Tendon Repair is a procedure that a surgeon may conduct in order to repair a Peroneal tendon if you have "Tendonosis", chronic degeneration of the Peroneal tendon. The surgeon will make a small incision into the tendon sheath (the tissue encasing the Peroneal tendon), and will either remove the damaged portion of the tendon or will repair the tendon with stitches or sutures.

Tendon Release

This is a surgical procedure that is performed if you have "Tensynovitis", inflammation to the tendon sheath encasing the Peroneal tendons rather than the tendon itself. During this procedure the surgeon will make a small incision into the tendon sheath which allows him/her to remove any damaged tissue.

Tendon Debridement

This is a procedure that consists of a thorough removal (or debride) or all degenerated tissue in the Peroneal tendon injury.

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Peroneal Tendonitis Questions & Comments

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      vkumar05 5 years ago

      Very informative lens. You are doing a great work by spreading awareness about it. Thanks.

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      MendMeShop LM 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Bobbi,

      This is Danieca from MendMeShop.

      Youâre absolutely right, cold therapy helps to decrease inflammation and swelling; however treating with ice may freeze your skin, this is why RICE is wrong. Cold therapy treatments only need to be a few degrees below your body's temperature in order to relieve your pain and decrease swelling. This is why placing an ice or cold pack that is frozen on your skin is counterproductive to the goals of Cold Compression therapy. Ice is dangerous if it is used often enough, because the nerves in the treatment area are numbed to the point that you cannot feel permanent damage that is happening to the tissues below your skin. This results in freezer burn to your skin, something that is often referred to as "cryoburn".

      MendMeShop's Freezie Wrap is uniquely made so that you can get the best of what Cold Therapy has to offer without the risk of cryoburn. Our Freezie Wraps are designed to be cooled in the fridge not the freezer. Even when cooled in the fridge our gel packs stay cold longer than regular ice packs, allowing you to get the most out of your treatment. Freezie Wrap gel packs stay soft, and will never freeze solid. This gives you a more comfortable fit - a fit that does not place something hard and rigid against your skin that only causes you more pain. Our gel packs are thick and full of gel that will not squish away from the treatment area when under pressure.

      Even though Cold Therapy will get rid of your swelling and inflammation while getting your injury under control, it wonât heal your injured tendon. That is where other therapies offered via our MendMeShop Products come into play...

      If you want to heal quickly you need to keep your blood flow moving constantly to bring in more oxygen, nutrients, antibodies and energy. But you also need to make sure your body is actively getting rid of cellular waste and toxins. This is where BFST comes in... BFST is exactly what it seems - itâs a therapy that substantially increases the flow of blood to your injury without the need to exercise your already damaged tissue.

      Our Inferno Wrap promotes BFST by promoting blood flow to your injured tendon, while decreasing cellular waste and toxins. The overall result helps to speed up the body's healing process. When using the Inferno Wrap you will feel a deep warm sensation within your soft tissue which will relax the muscles, tendons, and ligaments and reduce your pain. The Inferno Wrap will also stimulate the production of collagen, which is the building block for human tissues.

      Finally, Therapeutic Ultrasound the perfect tool that you can use to heal your injured tendon. Tendinitis is basically a series of small tears in the tendon tissue... Our body naturally heals these tears by creating and layering scar tissue over the injured tissue. Although scar tissue is an excellent band-aid solution, it is extremely dense and brittle and is not nearly as flexible as healthy tissue. This means that any scar tissue placed over damaged tissue will eventually cause more tearing in the area. MendMeShop's Portable Ultrasound Therapy System will help to heal any micro tears within the tendon while softening and breaking up scar tissue in that area as well.

      We also offer a Lavender Infusion Ultrasound Gel that provides several natural botanicals that act as therapeutic agents inside the gel. Our Lavender Infusion Gel contains Bulgarian Lavender (a natural muscle relaxer), Eucalyptus (a natural anti-inflammatory), Menthol and Peppermint (natural pain relievers). These botanticals are delivered directly into the tendon during regular ultrasound treatments, a process which is generally referred to as "Phonophoresis".

      If you would like more information on how to treat tendinitis or any other soft tissue injury, please feel free to call or e-mail us... We are always happy to answer all of your questions and are available 7 days a week.


      MendMeShop Advisor


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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Cure of tendon injuries is essentially practical. Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications coupled with Physical Therapy, rest, orthotics or braces, and moderate return to workout is a common therapy.

      An acronym used to list the remedial treatments in fixing tendinitis is âRICEâ: Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate.

      Resting assists in the prevention of further injury to the tendon.

      Ice is effective at soothing pain, restricting too much swelling, and stimulating blood circulation after the fact.

      Compression and elevation both perform similarly to ice in their ability to restrict excessive, unnecessary inflammation.

      Initial recovery is commonly within 2 to 3 days and full recuperation is within 4 to 6 week. Visit my site to learn more about tendonitis treatment