Treating plantar peroneus longus tendon pain

I have had a recurrence of peroneal tendon pain, but instead of at the ankle, it is in the lateral sole of the foot, with the pain centered maybe an inch into the arch.

The pain is most acute on push-off, when I get a can very sharp pain, but the area can ache almost all the time.

I have orthotics and my doc has temporarily put in some extra heel lift to try to take the load off the tendon. This does seem to help somewhat.

The last time I had this several years ago, the only thing that got rid of it was a walking boot for about 6 weeks to rest the tendon.

I would like to see if there is something else I can do that would avoid the boot. Thanks.


Joshua Answers:

Hi there.

The good news is, you've been 'resting' the tendon.

The bad news is, you don't need to. There's nothing wrong with the tendon.

In this case, as in all cases of Tendonitis you need to treat the MUSCLE and CONNECTIVE TISSUE that is connected to the tendon.

That which is constantly PULLING on the tendon. Constant overtension, and with each step sending a danger signal to the brain.

Then plus of course the Pain Causing Dynamic is at play also. Which explains why it comes and goes
and gets worse each time.

Which of course includes Process of Inflammation. Which both partly explains the pain on push off and the constant ache.

And make sure to see: Magnesium for Tendonitis.

So, basically, you want to increase circulation to all the structures involved, open up tightness and constriction, and make sure you're up to snuff nutritionally.

You may want to get my Reversing Achilles Tendonitis ebook and apply it to what you have going on.

That's the complete plan.

For free and very effective tips, see above.

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

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