INFLAMMATION OR RUPTURE OF THE OF THE PERONEUS BREVIS TENDON

WHAT IS THE PERONEUS BREVIS TENDON?


The Peroneus Brevis tendon helps you go up on your toes (plantar flexion) and also pulls the outside of the foot upwards (eversion). Its tendon attaches to the fifth metatarsal on the outside of the foot. This muscle can get very tight in runners especially those who run a lot on roads.

SYMPTOMS

  • The symptoms generally are pain at the point of attachment to the foot near the bony prominence on the outer part of the foot
  • Swelling and warmth at or near the prominence
  • Tightness and pain in the morning and after rest
  • Sore ankle


WHAT CAN THE ATHLETE DO?

  • Apply ice and rest.
  • Gently stretch the muscle if this does not produce pain.
  • See a sports injury professional.


WHAT CAN A SPECIALIST DO?

  • Prescribe anti-inflammatory medication
  • Use ultrasound or laser treatment.
  • Apply a soft cast
  • Immobilization in a fiberglass cast or walking boot