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#573 How to tell peroneus longus from peroneus brevis

If you recently started getting some aching pain on the outside of your ankle every time you run, you might have a condition called peroneal tendonitis.

Peroneal tendonitis is a problem often encountered by runners with high arches. It can often be exacerbated by running in ultralight unstable shoes or running on trails when you’re feeling too tired to maintain good form.

The two peroneal tendons are both on the outside of the ankle. But they do different things. The way you position your foot to reduce the stress and strain on the one injured tendon, will have to be different because they each do different things.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how to tell the difference between the peroneus longus and the peroneus tendon when you’re a runner.

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#494 How did bone chips get in my peroneal 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.

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