Peroneal Tendinitis

Peroneal tendinitis is a source of pain in the lateral (or outer) portion of the foot and ankle. A tendon is a strong piece of fibrous, connective tissue that attaches the muscle to the bone. The peroneals are made up of two muscles—the peroneus longus and peroneus brevis. These muscles of the lower leg play an important role in moving the foot in an outward direction, known as eversion. Tendinitis refers to inflammation of the tendon, which is thought to be the source of pain. There is a common sheath ...

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