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    Old 10-28-2003, 08:25 AM   #1
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    Has anyone ever had Peroneal Tendonitis? The doc thinks that I have it. He thought I tore my peroneal tendon, but now he thinks that I probably just have Peroneal Tendonitis. What is the best way to recover from this and not tear the tendon?

     
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    Old 10-31-2003, 06:04 AM   #2
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    It has now been two weeks since I saw the doctor. I still have as much swelling today as I did 3-1/2 weeks ago when I hurt it. Thinking I may need to get a second opinion soon if swelling does not go away. i have been on Mobic now for two weeks. This seems like a long time to still be swollen if it is just tendonitis. This doesn't really make a lot of sense to me. Why did it pop if it's just tendonitis? Why is it still swollen when I am in a boot and on meds if it is just tendonitis? I take the boot off tomorrow to start walking on it again. I guess I will know in about a week if it's better or not. If it's going to hurt it will probably start within the first week I would think. Anybody else got any experience with tendonitis? Please help!

     
    Old 11-04-2003, 10:15 PM   #3
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    Hello there,

    I found your post looking for information on the same. After a surgery failed to correct an ankle problem (I now understand to probably be peroneal tendon subluxation) I find my ankle constantly aching and popping, and was just curious what symptoms you were having. I'm going to approach a doctor about the problem at the end of my current semester, and was curious what sort of things you've been doing to help with the pain.

    Hope ya get to feelin' better,
    Franky

     
    Old 11-06-2003, 12:56 PM   #4
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    If you feel a constant poping or snapping in your ankle when you are walking I would be concerned about a peroneal subluxation. This occurs when the bands of tissue that holds the tendons down are damaged. Last march, I completely dislocated my peroneal tendons resulting in a complete tear of the superior retinaculum and a partial tear of the inferior retinaculum during a soccer game. I saw the Athletic trainer the next day at school, and he thought I had a severe ankle sprain. But when I starting getting a snapping feeling whenever I walked, he sent me to our team physician. He dx me right away with a peroneal subluxation and put me in a walking boot for 3 weeks. I then started physical therapy once I was out of the boot. Now whenever I play I have to tape my ankle in a certain way to help hold the tendons down. Surgery was not really an option for me, since I had to be ready to play soccer in month.

    I would suggest getting either an MRI or a functional ultrasound. These tools will help determine the stability of the tendons and other ankle structures.

     
    Old 11-07-2003, 09:22 AM   #5
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    ATsoccergirl:

    Thanks for the heads up. I did speak with the OS that did my initial surgery, and he thinks that both the tissue holding the tendons was damaged, and that the groove the tendon is supposed to sit in is to shallow for the tendon. Couldn't get him to tell me why this wasn't addressed during the first operation. Now I just have to pick a time to have the surgery (if I want it to stop), but like you- have a little too much going on right now (first semester of law school) to have it fixed. Did your team physician say anything about what all is necessary to surgically repair this problem? What the recovery time is? (NWB, cast, etc.) Any further info is much appreciated!

    Franky

     
    Old 10-11-2004, 10:48 AM   #6
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    Re: Peroneal Tendonitis

    I realize that everyone participating so far had this injury a year ago. How are you all doing now? ATsoccergirl...Could you possibly tell me how your doctor told you to tape the tendon in place? ghallmylife...What kind of boot did you use? I tried a brace, but it doesn't work very well. Has anyone else noticed that the only way to keep the peroneal tendon from slipping over the lateral malleolus is to walk pigeon-toed? Any additional information/advice would be greatly appreciated!

     
    Old 10-11-2004, 04:59 PM   #7
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    Re: Peroneal Tendonitis

    I also have peoneal tendonitis and will be having surgery on the 5th of November. I have had ESTW which is a type of shockwave therapy and that did not help, so this is the next step. I have also been in a walking boot for quite awhile. I decided to stop wearing the boot about a week ago, as I need to be able to get things done before the surgery. I am seeing an foot and ankle specialist. He is going to debrid the tendon, and deepen the grove if necessary. Good luck .

     
    Old 10-11-2004, 10:16 PM   #8
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    Re: Peroneal Tendonitis

    Where did you get the "walking boot"? I am on a waiting list to see an orthopedic, and my appointment is still a week away. Desperate for something to help in the meantime! When you say you've been in a walking boot for "quite a while", does that mean weeks or months? My athletic trainer said that 6 weeks is about average. I've heard that surgery is often necessary. Good luck. Let me know how it goes.

     
    Old 10-12-2004, 07:20 AM   #9
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    Re: Peroneal Tendonitis

    I got the walking boot from my regular os. But you can buy them at a medical supply store, I had to replace the insert and was able to get that from the medical supply store as well. I was in the boot for at about 10 weeks off and on during the ESTW treatment. Unfortunatelly, tendons are very slow to heal. Good luck with your appointment. Let us know what happens.

     
    Old 10-12-2004, 03:28 PM   #10
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    Re: Peroneal Tendonitis

    Allbratz,
    I've had similar problems to yours- see earlier posts. After having pain related to the problem on and off for about 6 months, I finally just kinda got used to it. Then, back in June, it flared up again so badly that I could barely walk on it. I returend to see my reluctant OS, who ended up being out of town for 6 weeks. His partner ordered an MRI, and after looking at that, told me that he didn't see anything wrong, and that there wasn't anything he could / would do.

    So, short of options, I consulted a good friend who has had numerous ankle problems, and she suggested I stay off it for a while and see what happens. So, I did. I borrowed a pair of crutches, iced and elevated, and basically babied my ankle for about 3 weeks. It sucked for sure. But, to my surprise, I've been pain free for almost 4 months now, even on days where I'm on my feet for hours at a time. I'm not the least but medically inclined, but it seems to have worked pretty well... and it was a cheap fix, too!

    So, best of luck to ya with the problem. We all heal differently, maybe a litte R&R might help for you too.

    Best,
    Franky

     
    Old 10-12-2004, 06:06 PM   #11
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    Re: Peroneal Tendonitis

    I am about recovered from peroneal tendonitis.

    Around the middle of November 2003 my foot was sore and I limped. By New Year's I saw my Orthopedic. He put me on Vioxx. But after 5 visits and 3 months, I could tell he was unsure about my foot. I then saw a podiatrist, but he was not helpful. After consulting with my primary, he referred me to another podiatrist. This was in later March.

    After an x-ray, having me stand on my right foot, he immedately suspected a torn peroneal. However after turning and twisting and all he said it was peroneal tendonitis. There was a sore spot on the outside of the foot.

    He said it would take a while to heal due to its location in the foot where there is not as much blood flow.

    He put me on one of the highest anti-inflmatory and had me do the abc's with my foot about 4 times a day, do not climb stairs, hills, do not run.

    He switched my anti-inflamatory and slow reduced the amounts.

    Around mid-August the pain in the side of the foot was gone. He started me climbing a flight of stairs, increasing a flight each week, but limiting the flights down.

    Finally I stopped taking anti-inflamatory about one month ago. My foot hurt for about a week as it, as well as the rest of my body, readjusted. He ok'd me to kick the soccer ball, run a little and gradually build up.

    Today, I can walk without pain. I still do the abc's with my foot to keep it strong.

    So I hope this might be helpful to some of you. The most frustrating part was to find someone who could actually diagnose the injury, and working through it. Though I had been wearing inserts for my flat feet, my podiatrist made me some newer, more stable ones.

    Good luck to you.

     
    Old 11-08-2004, 09:20 AM   #12
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    Re: Peroneal Tendonitis

    Hello All,
    I have been reviewing the Posts and just thought I would ask everyone's advice. My Doc thinks that I have ruptured the Peroneal Tendons in my right foot and I am scheduled for an MRI on 18NOV04. As the anticipation builds up I was just curious to see if anyone could provide me with the symptoms you have been through. I have a lot of trouble bearing all of my weight and can not walk without limping. Occassionally throughout the day I am able to walk with little pain but it jolts right back up when I sit down and start again. I have been unable to play sports or jog, anything because of the pain. My foot and ankle have been swollen for about 3 months and I just wrote it off to a sprained ankle but it intensifies everyday. The swelling is what amazes me. My ankle and foot swell up and popping is a constant. Thanks for anyone's time in reading and offering advice! I am grateful!
    ~Jeremy~ ATL, GA

     
    Old 11-08-2004, 09:49 AM   #13
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    Re: Peroneal Tendonitis

    I gave this address out to another person, but I forget what post it was in. I have found www.proteamphysicians.com to be very useful... If you go to the part about patient services, then to the ankle, you can find all the info bouty symptoms, causes, considerations, and treatment. Feel free to ask any questions you have pertaining to the injury... I personally have not had a torn peroneal (I ruptured all lateral ligaments and had an osteochondral defect), but I am very familiar with the injury. Good luck!

     
    Old 11-08-2004, 09:53 AM   #14
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    Re: Peroneal Tendonitis

    Great! I am going to check it out now. Thank you!

     
    Old 11-10-2004, 07:48 AM   #15
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    Re: Peroneal Tendonitis

    I had surgery for the peroneal tendon in my left ankle on the 5th of Nov. Had much the same pain, hard to walk at times, limped, and the pain would not go away. Tried many things including ESTW ( which is a shockwave therapy). I am now in a splint and on crutches till next week and then will have the stitches out and be put back into the walking boot. From what I understand, I will have to ask the Dr. again next week when I see him, as I was a little foggy when I last saw him, exactly what he did, it sounds like I had more of a mechanical problem, thetendon was not torn etc. The site that someone mentioned earlier in the thread was very helpful. I did have an MRI as well, but it did not really help isolate the problem.
    Good Luck!

     
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