In runners if you find discomfort on the outside of the ankle joint and there is no sign of trauma, then the more than likely issue is what is referred to as peroneal tendonitis. The peroneal muscle group are on the outside of the fibula bone and there tendons move around the lateral side of the ankle joint to then move to the lateral side and then the plantar aspect of the feet. The major purpose of the peroneal muscles are to control and support the arch.
If a tendonitis occurs in the tendons of the peroneal muscles in runners, then the cause is most probably too much use. This is undertaking too much too early and the peroneal tendons aren't provided the opportunity to adjust to the increasing loads that are put on them from that too rapid increase in the miles as well as velocities being run. It is essential that following tough longer runs that the body is given ample relaxation prior to the next stress are applied. If a load is applied too soon before the tissues to have had time to restore, then there's an elevated possibility to have an overuse injury.
The symptoms of peroneal tendonitis generally just starts of like a minor ache, either just below or above the ankle joint bone on the outside of the ankle. Initially there is no puffiness, however that will often come about later since the symptoms increases when the issue is not resolved.
To manage peroneal tendonitis, the runner should scale back the running to bearable levels to allow for the tendons to recover. Podiatry practitioners frequently use a lateral wedge to relieve peroneal tendonitis temporarily since this cuts down on activity with the peroneal muscles, so there is less load on the tendons. The wedge is placed underneath the heel in the athletic shoes. Right after the pain in the peroneal tendon starts to calm down, then a gradual and slow increase is needed in the kilometers run in order to encourage the tendon to adjust to the loads are essential. A strengthening plan can also be worthwhile.