One common foot and ankle condition we see in the office is peroneal tendonitis. This problem can be from an acute injury like an inversion ankle sprain or gradual overuse injury.
Patients usually presents with pain along the outside of the ankle and foot. The patient may describe tenderness on 5th metatarsal base sometimes extending to the tip of the fibula or even higher. The patient may have difficulty walking on uneven surfaces and performing certain activities.
Often patients with mild cases can get better with ice, rest and anti-inflammatory. When the patient fails the simple RICE treatment in more severe cases we usually move on to a Tall Cam Walker Boot for a period of usually 4 to 8 weeks. This gives the tendon time to heal and rest.
If a patient does not improve with conservatice care the doctor may send them for an MRI. If the patient needs surgical intervention the prognosis is often good.