What is Peroneal Tendon Subluxation?
Peroneals are two muscles and tendons that stretch along the outer edge of your lower leg. Specifically, the peroneal tendons are enclosed in a fibrous tunnel that is attached behind the outside ankle bone. Peroneal Tendon Subluxation occurs when there is damage or injury to this fibrous tunnel. The peroneal tendons can snap out of place, elongate or tear.
An injury like this usually occurs in runners and individuals who take part in sport activities that force the foot up and in, like skiing, ice skating or soccer.
What is the main cause of peroneal tendon subluxation?
Often, the main cause of peroneal tendon subluxation is an ankle sprain that injures the ligaments on the outer edge of the ankle which can also damage the peroneal tendons.
A typical ankle sprain involves the foot rolling in, leading to the peroneals getting forcefully stretched, ripping the retinaculum that keeps these tendons positioned in the groove.
As a result, the tendons jump out of the grove – though they usually relocate by snapping back into place.Subluxation may begin much later and can be overlooked while treatment focuses on the injury to other ligaments in the ankle.
If not corrected, this snapping of tendons can become a chronic and recurring problem.
What is Kinesio Taping?
Kinesio taping is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. It offers support and stability to your affected joints and muscles without affecting the circulation and range of motion with the help of Kinesiology tape.
This method stems from the science of ‘Kinesiology’, the scientific study of human movements.
It was discovered that by using an elastic tape, muscles and tissues could be helped by outside assistance. Employment of Kinesio Taping creates a totally new approach to treating nerves, muscles and organs.
Initially, the only users of Kinesio Taping were orthopedists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other alternative medical practitioners. However, after being used by the Japanese Olympic volleyball players word quickly spread to the other athletes and today, Kinesio Taping is used by medical practitioners and athletes all around the world.
What is Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, as well as inflammatory conditions.
Kinesiology tape is almost identical to human skin in thickness and elasticity. This allows Kinesio Tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restricting your movement.
Benefits of Kinesio Taping include:
Kinesio Taping is a good alternative to help heal your sprained ankle and prevent your snapped peroneal tendon from becoming worse. It provides a strong structure and support for your peroneal tendon to mend back in place. Unlike tablets, kinesio taping will encourage your ankle to repair itself and stop the pain from recurring.