Peroneal tendinitis is a condition characterized by inflammation and irritation of the peroneal tendons, which are located on the outer side of the ankle. These tendons play an important role in stabilizing the foot and ankle during movement.
Causes of Peroneal Tendinitis
The primary causes of peroneal tendinitis are repetitive overuse and excessive stress on the tendons. This can occur due to activities that involve repetitive ankle movements, such as running, jumping, or walking on uneven surfaces.
Symptoms of Peroneal Tendonitis
Common symptoms of peroneal tendinitis include pain and tenderness along the course of the tendons, swelling, and difficulty with certain movements, especially those that involve rolling the foot outward or pushing off the toes. In some cases, individuals may also experience weakness or instability in the ankle.
The diagnosis of peroneal tendinitis typically involves a physical examination by a healthcare professional, who may assess the area for tenderness and perform specific tests to evaluate tendon function. Imaging studies such as X-rays or MRI scans may be recommended to rule out other possible causes of symptoms.
Treatment for peroneal tendinitis usually involves a combination of conservative measures aimed at reducing pain, inflammation, and promoting healing. These may include:
- RICE -Avoiding activities that worsen symptoms and providing adequate rest to allow the tendons to heal.
- Ice therapy- Applying ice packs to the affected area to reduce pain and inflammation.
- Over-the-counter medications- such as ibuprofen can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
- Shoes- Wearing supportive shoes or using orthotic inserts to provide stability and reduce strain on the tendons.
- Immobilization: In severe cases, a walking boot or brace may be used to immobilize the ankle and allow for optimal healing.
KT Tape Video Transcription
This is when you may have pain on the outside portion of the ankle just behind the ankle bone and up the side of the leg. I'm going to indicate this are of pain with a red dot just where you may have pain your pay maybe slightly different above or below this area. In newer texts books this muscle group is actually called fibularis. Some causes of this may be overuse or trauma, poor circulation, poorly fitting shoes, running on uneven surfaces.
KT tape helps treat this condition by providing stability and support and helps relieve pressure to reduce pain and may increase circulation. For this application we're going to place the ankle in a neutral or ninety degree position. We're going to take one full strip and we're going to twist and tear the backing paper to create an anchor point on one end usually the logo end. we're going to place this just to the inside of the heel bone near the bottom of the foot, and we're going to angle this tape so it's pointing towards the outside portion of the foot We're going to remove the backing paper down to the end of the tape but leaving a little bit on there being careful not to touch the adhesive she can hang on to that last of the paper.
You're going to place fifty percent stretch on this so stretching a hundred-percent and then backing fifty percent. We're going to apply this on an angle so it ends up behind the ankle bone and then bending up the side of the leg right over the point of pain. We're going to pinch that off. Very good we're going to remove the backing paper the last little bit and apply that last part of the tape without any stretch so absolutely zero stretch on the end of that tape. Okay, good, a little friction rub just to create a little heat and create good adhesion of the tape to the skin
For the second part take another full strip. Just like the first one we're going to twist and tear the backing paper removing that little end piece to create an anchor. We're going to place this approximately mid foot on the inside of the foot pointing backwards towards the heel and we're gonna remove the backing paper leaving a little bit on the ends so we don't touch that adhesive and again fifty percent stretch on this, we're going to go right below that inside ankle bone wrapping around just below the outside ankle bone We're going to apply this down this last little bit with zero stretch on that tale the tail end of that tape. Give it a good friction rub.
Summary of KT Tape for Peroneal Tendonitis
- Peroneal tendinitis is a condition characterized by pain on the outside portion of the ankle and up the side of the leg.
- Common causes of peroneal tendinitis include overuse or trauma, poor circulation, poorly fitting shoes, and running on uneven surfaces.
- KT Tape can help treat peroneal tendinitis by providing stability, support, and pain relief, as well as potentially increasing circulation.
- To apply KT Tape for peroneal tendinitis, place the ankle in a neutral or 90-degree position and apply one full strip of tape angled towards the outside portion of the foot, starting near the heel bone and bending up the side of the leg.
- A second strip of tape should be applied approximately mid-foot, pointing backwards towards the heel and wrapping around the inside and outside ankle bones.
- It is important to clean the skin before applying the tape, avoid rolling the tape when putting on or taking off shoes or socks, and consider complementary treatments such as rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication.