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Olivia Weedall Freestyle Footballer - Peroneal Tendonitis Injury

Updated: Nov 10, 2022

About Me

My name is Olivia I played football for quite a few years now currently with Covid I have taken up freestyle football as normal football is off for the foreseeable future. I’ve been practising freestyle for around three months. Follow me on Instagram

Injury History

When I first started freestyle I was training with three teams as well as freestyle so my injury came about through overuse. I have previously had a full ankle reconstruction as I ruptured the peroneal tendons and lateral ligaments. Due to the excessive training, I was doing I caused tendinitis in the peroneal tendons caused by multiple factors such as overuse weak tendons no use of support.

What Is Peroneal Tendonitis

The peroneal tendons are on the outside of the ankle just behind the bone called the fibula. Peroneal tendinosis is the name for the enlargement, thickening, and swelling of these tendons. This usually occurs with overuse, such as a repetitive activity that irritates the tendon over long periods of time.

Symptoms People with peroneal tendinosis typically have increased their activities. Characteristic activities include running or others that require repetitive use of the ankle. Patients usually have pain around the back and outside of the ankle. There usually is no history of a specific injury.

Causes Improper training or rapid increases in training and poorly fitting shoes can lead to peroneal tendinosis. Also, patients who have high arches may be more susceptible because their heel is turned inwards slightly, which requires the peroneal tendons to work harder to turn the ankle to the outside. The harder the tendons work, the more likely patients are to develop tendinosis.


As an overuse injury, peroneal tendonitis can heal with rest without surgery. You must be patient and allow the tendon to heal before going back to activity. If you need surgery, your recovery time may be substantial. You may be instructed not to bear weight on for about six weeks. Your foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon likely will order physical therapy once you're ready. If there is significant pain, wearing a CAM walker boot for several weeks is a good idea. If there is no tenderness with walking, an ankle brace might be the next best step. You should limit how much you are walking or standing until the pain improves. This usually takes several weeks. After this period you can resume training, but very slowly and based on pain.

Recovery - Empowerband Helps Aid Your Recovery For Peroneal Tendonitis

Specially designed to aid the rehabilitation of ankle injuries in football Empowerbands over-boot design interlocks your boot and ankle supporting the peroneus longus /brevis ligaments while promoting the controlled movement to protect and prevent re-injury while building strength and stability. Made from silicone rubber the interlocking figure of 8 design provides medical-grade compression to alleviate pain swelling and stiffness during and after playing.


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