Peroneal Tendonitis

What causes peroneal tendonitis?

Tendonitis of any sort can have a few different causes – overuse of the tendon, trauma or an injury, or even certain antibiotics can all lead to developing this painful condition. When your peroneal tendon is stressed dramatically or repeatedly, it can be strained or damaged, causing tendonitis.

What should be avoided when dealing with peroneal tendonitis?

There’s a lot of misinformation out there regarding tendonitis. Arming yourself with the facts will help your recovery go as quickly as possible. There’s a few things that can lead to worsening your condition that should be avoided.

One of the most important things to avoid is getting stuck in a cycle of reinjury. Your tendonitis needs time to heal – if you continue normal activity, you may end up lengthening the time you spend recovering from this condition. Give your body time to repair itself, and try to avoid weight bearing exercise, or any motion or exercise that causes more pain.

Any footwear or orthotics that cause discomfort or cause you to modify your gait when walking may be aggravating your condition. You should avoid footwear that puts pressure onto any one particular part of your feet, such as arch supports or heel supports. It’s best to have a layer of uniform cushioning. Improper footwear can cause foot problems, but there is no footwear that can cure them.

You may have been advised to consider a cortisone shot. Except for in extreme cases, cortisone should be avoided because it does not help you to heal, it only temporarily eases the pain. Cortisone shots can result in thinning the soft tissue over time, which can make your condition worse.

What can help?

The best thing you can do to heal peroneal tendonitis is to use the ColdCure and BFST from King Brand Healthcare Products. These FDA-approved medical devices are designed to be the most effective at relieving inflammation, and at healing tendonitis through increasing your circulation. By using these products 3-4 times each day, and resting as much as possible, you can heal peroneal tendonitis without surgery.