What is the focus of management for chronic peroneal tendinopathy?

Updated: Mar 07, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Karageanes, DO, FAOASM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Chronic peroneal tendinopathy usually appears as tendinosis or tearing of varying degrees of severity. The pathology develops over time, with repetitive stress combined with dysfunctional mechanics to cause collagen breakdown.  

Overuse is rarely an actual cause, as many patients with most peroneal tendon syndromes developing from levels of exercise not too dissimilar from their peers. This is better explained as "repetitive use with biomechanical dysfunction." When treating this condition, one must find and treat the causes that lead to the tendinosis.


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