Treatment of Peroneal Tendon Instability
The treatment for a peroneal tendon subluxation will depend on whether the injury is acute and how much pain or discomfort the patient is feeling. If the injury is acute, treatment without surgery may involve placing the ankle in a short leg cast for four to six weeks.
The goals of nonsurgical treatment are allowing the torn tendons to heal and preventing chronic subluxation. At Sideline Orthopedics, we may ask that you begin physical therapy once the your cast is removed. You may also be prescribed anti-inflammatory medications to help relieve the pain and reduce the swelling, which will help you get back to activity sooner. These medications include common over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen.
Surgical repair of the peroneal tendon is reserved for cases that do not heal with casting and rehabilitation.