How do you treat flexor hallucis longus tendinopathy?

Treatment of tenosynovitis of the FHL involves resting the area and reducing the inflammation with ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Physical therapy can also help reduce inflammation with stretching, strengthening, massage, ultrasound and other modalities.

How long does FHL tendonitis last?

In most cases, normal activity can resume within a few weeks with rest and conservative treatment of FHL tendonitis. When surgery is involved, recovery time will take up to three months before you can return to play.

How do you release the flexor hallucis longus?

To self-release the Flexor Hallucis Longus, you will need a ball. Locate the trigger point over the muscle as shown in the previous video. To release the TrP, lie down or sit on the floor and stretch your legs out. Place the ball under the trigger point.

Why does my flexor hallucis longus hurt?

Flexor hallucis longus tendinopathy is caused by overuse of the flexor hallucis longus tendon. Repetitive use of the flexor hallucis longus muscle and, therefore, the flexor hallucis longus tendon can cause microscopic tears within the tendon.

How do you cure knot of Henry?

Surgical treatment includes release of the knot of Henry, debridement and repair of the longitudinal split in the FHL, and excision of the interconnecting tendon between the FHL and the flexor digitorum longus.

How do you treat flexor digitorum longus?

The standard treatment is surgical decompression, which gives excellent results in the majority of patients. If the patient’s symptoms are the result of pressure on the nerve from the abductor hallucis muscle, release of the muscle at its origin is performed rather than sectioning of the flexor retinaculum.

What is tenosynovitis of the flexor hallucis longus?

Background: Tenosynovitis of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon is a condition typically found in ballet dancers and sometimes in soccer players and is related to chronic overuse. A traumatic cause for this situation, such as an ankle sprain, is considered rare.

Where is the flexor hallucis longus tendon located?

The flexor hallucis longus is a muscle arising in the calf. Its tendon passes behind the medial malleolus of the ankle, and enters the sole in its medial side. It lies in the bony groove on the inferior surface of sustentaculum tali of the calcaneus as it enters the sole (see Fig.