What is the role in biomechanics in determining the etiology of peroneal tendon damage?

Updated: Mar 07, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Karageanes, DO, FAOASM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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An analysis of overall biomechanics is essential in finding out the factors involved with peroneal tendon damage, especially when there is no traumatic insult. Leg-length discrepancies, femoroacetabular impingement, core instability, and low back pain are some of the correlated factors involved with lower extremity repetitive injuries, but little research has cemented the relationship. However, the core is the powerhouse of the body, and if foot planting is not well controlled by the hip and thigh, then extraneous forces run through the lower leg, ankle, and foot. This can only be controlled by increasing the activity of the supporting muscles, of which the peroneal tendons belong.

Role of core stability

Somatic dysfunctions in the lumbosacropelvic region can inhibit muscle firing. One of the most common causes of dysfunctions in a patient who is active and typically has no functional issues is limping, something that happens quite frequently with traumatic ankle injuries.


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