Unknown reason for torn peroneal brevis following years of chronic DeQuervains and bilat lat epicondylitis

the longitudinal tear along the brevis is now accompanied by additional symptoms of burning posterior to original pain, which began 1 year ago.

am also for past month getting some bottom heel symptoms (achy) and occasional twinges along achilles.

in last week the other foot has similar, tho not as severe, discomfort in area of peroneal tendons....my vit D levels were very low 1 year ago, at about same time as tear was identified on MRI...am repeating labs next week, as surg is scheduled to repair that original longitudinal tear...what do you think??

also, my first challenge was scoliosis id'd at 13 yo, w/ fusion at age 16 because of 67 degree...2 of 3 sisters have scoliosis, niece already had severe scoliosis by age 7, had surgery at age 13...is there likely a genetic component as well?

how do i explore that piece of it? many thanks


Joshua Answers:

Fusion at age 16.


How low were was your Vitamin D level? Low, and VERY low levels can cause a whole host of downsides.

I wonder if your family has exceptionally high requirements of Vitamin D, which is required for bone health. Something to explore.

I just read this to my Kerri, and she's searching through research right now. I'll talk while she looks.

If there is a significant tear, then surgery is a pretty good option. The trick is, you need to be healthy so you'll heal as good as possible.

And it totally makes sense that if you have a tear in your Peroneal, that is going to effect your foot, one way or another.

You HAVE to get your Vitamin D level up. If it's not between 50-80, GET IT THERE.

If you have Tendonitis and tendon issue all over your body, there's something nutritional going on, for sure.

Increase your protein intake, and start on daily Bone Broth as the best Tendon Supplements pronto. It should be a part of your diet.

Get on Magnesium. It is vital for Calcium uptake, and LOTS of other necessary functions, including helping muscles be relaxed and working right.

** How's heart health in your family? Kerri just found a connection to: Cardiac valve problems has a correlation to scoliosis, which has a correlation to magnesium.

She also says she has lookind into scoliosis, and there
just doesn't seem to be anybody researching/looking into childhood scoliosis. Like, there is reasearch on scoliosis and osteoporosis, but nobody has looked at Vitamin D levels in kids with scoliosis.

Having said that, kids with rickets (a symptom of Vitamin D deficiency) get scoliosis. Which brings us back to your (familiy's) Vitamin D levels.

Heh. And, fish with Vitamin C deficiency get scoliosis......gotta love what you can find on the internet!**

Read my Magnesium for Tendonitis page, and then follow the link at the bottom to Kerri's Magnesium Dosage page.

Also, you might want to get my Plantar Fasciitis DVD, which you'll see up at the right. You'll find a lot of helpful stuff on there that you likely haven't tried before. (and if all that doesn't help, that's actually a good diagnostic tool.)

And, it's very likely that the cause of the problem is higher up, which has me point you to my Reversing Achilles Tendonitis ebook.

Replace Achilles with Peroneal, and you're good to go. And, if you're getting surgery on the torn tendon, I highly suggest you make the area healthy so you'll survive the surgery better and heal better/faster with the tools you'll learn in the ebook (and DVD, though that is more specific to the foot).

And, if you get the DVD, I'll throw in the ebook (drop me a note to let me know).

I don't know if I answered anything for you, so let's consider this the beginning of a conversation.

More questions, more answers.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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