Tendon & Nerve

Tendon Pain and Tendinitis

The peroneal tendons attach to your foot at the side of the ankle as well as the inside of the arch of your foot. Tendinitis is one of the more common symptoms of injury to these tendons and is marked by swelling, tenderness and pain. An actual tear to the peroneal tendons may result in a feeling of weakness or instability in the foot or even a snapping feeling when walking. A degenerative tear—-one that occurs over a longer period of time—-to one of the peroneal tendons may result in an increase in the arch of your foot. The Achilles tendon is the main tendon connecting the back of the foot, or the heel, to your leg. One of the main symptoms you may feel upon a full rupture is an actual popping noise or sensation on the back of your heel. This is followed by pain, swelling and an inability to push off with or stand on the toes of your injured foot. You may also be unable to tilt your foot downward when it is elevated due to the damage of the tendon.

Nerve Damage

Numerous types of nerve damage in the feet abound, but most come with the same classic symptoms. Numbness, pain and tingling are some of the more common symptoms associated with nerve damage. You may also feel a pinching inside your foot or weakness in the area surrounding the nerve damage. A swollen nerve may also result in a popping feeling within the foot, according to PodiatryNetwork.com. If the nerve damage is caused by neuroma, or a swelling of a nerve due to injury or trauma, you may be able to relieve some of the symptoms by rubbing or massaging the affected area intermittently until the pain subsides.

Experiencing Nerve Pain or Tendon Pain?

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