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BID Injury Report

All About Tendonitis

 

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On August 27, after nearly a month on the DL with ankle peroneal tendonitis, Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan began a rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Portland. It's good news heading into September – the time of year championship-caliber teams start to get healthy and go on a run. But what exactly is peroneal tendonitis and what can you learn from Hanigan's injury? Joseph DeAngelis, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon in the Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says this somewhat rare but aggravating injury can frustrate even the most dedicated athletes.

"Peroneal tendonitis is a frustrating injury because the peroneal tendons play an important role in athletics and every-day mobility," says DeAngelis. "They support the outside of the ankle and give your foot power and stability when you push off. When they’re inflamed, every step hurts…

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Nation. Physicians at BIDMC do not treat Red Sox players and have no specific knowledge of player conditions.