Overuse injuries in sports such as tennis and running that require repetitive movements of the ankle and foot and over time can cause tendonitis, which will require treatment. The extensor tendons are just under the skin and can be become easily compressed by tight-fitting shoes which causes friction and eventually tendonitis.
Common sports for foot pain and tendonitis include:
Extensor tendinopathy occurs when the cause of the tendonitis isn’t addressed with proper treatment long enough for degeneration to occur.
Early warning signs or risk factors for tendonitis include poor foot toe extensor control, limited big toe extension, excessive uncontrolled foot pronation, and limited dorsiflexion.
Most common extensors to have tendonitis:
- Extensor hallucis longus
- Extensor digitorum longus
- Extensor hallucis brevis
- Extensor digitorum brevis
- Tibialis anterior