The peroneal tendons help stabilize your foot. They’re kind of your landing gear when you run. They keep you from wobbling or swaying out of control.
When you start to roll your ankle, the peroneal tendons pull your foot back under you.
If you ignore irritation and aggravation of those tendons, they can get weaker, tear or split apart.
The sudden trauma of suddenly rolling your ankle can cause them to split as well.
If you see a doctor when you suspect a split peroneal tendon, one of the first things you may find is that the doctors say this is a surgical problem. You may hear that you must have surgery to repair a split peroneus brevis tendon.
That’s not always true and I will explain why.
Does a split peroneal tendon always mean you have to have surgery if you’re a runner?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
Today I was talking with a runner who has been diagnosed with a longitudinal split of the peroneus brevis tendon.
The concern with this kind of tear in the peroneal tendon is that if you can’t get it to calm down, it can only get worse.
Continually moving, irritating and producing inflammation in and around injured peroneal tendons just causes them to get weaker over time.
Many surgeons are quick to offer surgery to correct the problem.
This runner wanted to know the details of all the different treatment options when a runner gets diagnosed with a longitudinal split of the peroneus brevis tendon.
Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about the 5 choices runners have when there is a split or tear in the peroneus brevis tendon.
Today’s episode comes from an injured runner who saw a doctor, got x-rays and found what looked like bone fragments in the peroneal tendons. We were doing a telemedicine second opinion consultation, and she wanted to know whether or not she should have surgery to take the bone chips out of the peroneal tendon. That’s a great question! How did bone chips get in my peroneal tendon? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »