Ankle tendon pain

Let's talk about ankles.

Lots of people complain about "ankle tendonitis", but what does this really mean? If the pain is in the back of the ankle, just above the heel, then you have a problem with your achilles tendon. If it's on the outside of the foot, running up the ankle, then you're looking at some kind of peroneal tendon pain. And if it's on the inside, running from the instep, under the ankle bone and up the leg a bit, then it's probably a posterior tibial tendon problem.

Of course, calling any of these conditions "tendonitis" also might not be accurate. If you sprained your ankle and then developed some tendon pain, yes, you likely have short-term inflammation and need to do things like icing and taking aspirin to help combat it. But if you've had the pain for more than a couple of weeks, and it seems to be gradually getting worse without any kind of traumatic injury, then it's much more likely that you have ankle tendonosis.

If you look at the top right of this blog, you'll see a tendon/fascia test that you can take to determine which one you have. It's free and will only take a minute – literally. There isn't even an opt-in, so go ahead and do it now. The results may just change the way you think about your ankle tendon pain.

Author: Alex Nordach

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4 Responses to “Ankle tendon pain”

  1. DJ says:

    Hello Alex,
    I have been suffering from perineal tendonosis for over a year. I am unclear if your book covers this problem or not. Does it? Also, can I download it on my iPad if it does focus on my condition. Hope to hear from you soon. I am very interested in your book.


    • Alex says:

      Hi DJ,

      Thanks for the comment. Target Plantar Fasciitis and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis covers the tendons and fascia of the ankle and foot. For the knees (and everything else in the body), you want to get Target Tendonitis, which you can find here.

  2. Gene Goldberg says:

    Please tell me which e-book to buy for Achilles tendon issues. I have been suffering for over 4 months and am desperate for relief.

    • Alex says:

      Either ebook covers the achilles tendon, so which one you should buy will depend on why your achilles is hurting. If you have gait problems stemming from the knee, then Target Tendonitis would be the best one, because you will likely have knee issues as well, and everything above the ankles is covered in that ebook. But if you're a runner and have lots of little problems with your foot tendons, then Target Plantar Fasciitis and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis would be better, because it covers the tendons and fascia of the feet in a fair amount of detail.

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