If you are thinking about a planus foot due to a tarsal coalition, patients might demonstrate periodic spasm of the peroneal tendons because of attempted inversion against relatively shortened peroneal tendons. The shortening occurs from chronic and rigid valgus of the hindfoot. The peroneal tendons elicit a protective mechanism of contracting to minimize pain specifically at the rigid subtalar joint, and thus they might go into spasm because of the length deficit. (Mann)
Is there peroneal strain in a flexible pes planus deformity? There may be but not to the extent of the strain due to a rigid deformity.
I'll look through the literature and see if I can find something about flexible deformities and peroneal strain.
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