Kinesiology Tape for Peroneal Tendon

Learn about peroneal tendon taping. Peroneal tendonitis is a painful condition that develops from overloading or significantly stressing the peroneal tendons. The pain can develop from acute (specific injury) or chronic conditions (such as running). The peroneal tendons run behind the outside ankle bone and attach to the outside of the foot on both sides. The tendons originate with the peroneus muscle which serves to plantar flex (point foot down) and evert (turn bottom of foot out) the foot.

Causes include excessive pronation, tight calf muscles, or running on uneven surfaces. Older individuals become more susceptible due to the tendons losing their elasticity and becoming more brittle. Symptoms include stiffness, swelling, or a burning sensation around the back of the ankle and edges of the foot.
Treatment options include rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories. The KT Tape application allows pressure to be relieved from the painful area to facilitate rest. Proprioceptive (body awareness) benefits serve to increase blood flow and help to promote the healing process.

Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition.