Peroneal Tendonitis and Avulsion of Retinaculum on Lateral Malleolus

What process of cold application is best for an injury that has perhaps not yet reached the stage of being chronic, but rather has not yet healed from the original injury?

I am 3 months out from the date of trauma. I spent 6 weeks in a cast which does not seem to have made a difference. The doctor believes that it is healing but I can't keep the inflammation down.


Joshua Answers:

Hello there.

You may be interested in this PubMed article on Superior Peroneal Retinaculum Tear

Does your doctor know whether it's tendonitis primarily, or a tear in the retinaculum along with an avulsion, and if so, how big/significant is the avulsion and/or tear?

These are good things for me to know.

I assume the good doctor put you in a cast hoping that lack of tension on the retinaculum and or/tendon would allow it to heal.

Did he/she offer any advice for how to support your faster healing, nutritionally or otherwise?

Do you feel -any- better after 3 months?

Anyway, the answer to your question is, Ice Dipping the entire foot and lower leg, and Ice massage on the peroneal muscle body and affected tendon and site of the avulsion.

Lots of it. As often as possible. As described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page. I would up the numbers, were I you. The more the merrier

I would also drastically increase my protein intake, and supplement with Magnesium as described on this Magnesium Dosage page.

More questions, more answers.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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