Peroneal tendonitis is the following situation: the peroneal tendons become inflamed or strained, causing chronic pain. This often affects the foot's lateral malleolus region.
The usual causes include: uneven foot pressure, repetitive foot eversion, leg muscle rigidity, foot over-stretching, ankle trauma, racket sports, basketball, skiing, dancing.
The common symptoms include: foot discomfort, lateral malleolus pain, plantar flexion pain, plantar swelling, ankle redness, ankle instability, calf muscle straining. The following methods can help to reduce the pain: resting, ice therapy, massage, physical therapy, splint immobilization, anti-inflammatory medications, surgery.