Peroneal tendon injuries may be acute or chronic. They most commonly occur in people who participate in sports that involve repetitive ankle motion. In addition, people with higher arches are at risk for peroneal tendon injuries.
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- What causes peroneal tendon injuries?
What are common foot problems in 30- to 40-year-olds?
Christopher Chiodo, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredIn your 30s and 40s, your feet undergo age-related changes like the rest of your body. Muscles weaken; tendons and ligaments become less resilient. You lose some of your natural shock absorption. Although your feet may start to bother you by your mid-30s, it's generally in the 40s that real problems develop. Typically, you may begin to notice that your feet ache at the end of the day, especially the heels, arches, and balls of your feet.
For some people, this may be the time that bunions or hammertoes begin to emerge. This is also the time when nail fungus becomes more common. Your feet become more susceptible to injury as well as to aches and pains. If your feet are otherwise healthy, your best strategy is to exercise. The right exercises will stretch and strengthen your muscles and keep tendons and ligaments supple.
What could cause my toes to bump upward at the tips?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredToes that bump upward at the tips could indicate lung cancer. This is known as “digital clubbing.” If you notice an elevated bump between your toe’s knuckle and nail, it means oxygen isn’t getting delivered properly throughout your body and could indicate disease of the lung or the heart. Schedule an appointment with your doctor if you notice this.
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