What is the role of physical therapy in the maintenance phase of a peroneal tendon injury?

Updated: Mar 07, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Karageanes, DO, FAOASM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Physical Therapy

The maintenance phase should be grounded in good pre-exercise and post-exercise ankle stretching and strengthening techniques. Bracing and taping should not be necessary if the ankle is fully rehabilitated. Proprioceptive physiotaping, such as KT taping, can be used to speed recovery and enhance stability. 

Performance training

Patients need to continue training the stability of the ankle long-term, especially with those who stress their ankles repetitively. [41]


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