Ankle Tendonitis

  • Introduction

  • Conservative Treatment

  • Surgical Treatment

The ankle is a joint that connects the lower leg to the foot. Holding the muscle to the bone are strong bands of connective tissue called tendons. When inflammation occurs in the tendon surrounding the ankle, it is called ankle tendonitis. Typical causes of tendonitis are overuse of the tendons, injury, flat foot, or bony spurs. Ankles are especially susceptible to tendon injuries.

Symptoms of ankle tendonitis are pain, swelling, and stiffness of the ankle making it difficult to perform normal activities. Additionally, ankle tendonitis can lead to three other common types of tendonitis: Achilles tendonitis, posterior tibial tendonitis, and peroneal tendonitis. All three conditions are closely located within the foot, often causing similar symptoms, and affecting one another.

In the majority of cases, the symptoms of ankle tendonitis will resolve with a short period of rest and the application of ice and compression to allow the tendon to heal. If pain persists for several weeks, your doctor might recommend physical therapy and/or cortisone injections.

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If conservative measures do not relieve the pain and swelling, surgical intervention may be necessary to repair or remove inflamed tissue and eliminate any bone spurs causing irritation to the tendon.

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