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Lower Leg Injury

Posterior muscular shin splints are a painful condition that affects the inside of the lower leg when doing sport. They particularly affect runners who increase their activity levels. Read more->

Bone shin splints Pain is experienced along the shin bone. It is particularly serious because if it is ignored it can lead to fracture of the tibia (shin bone). Read more->

Anterior muscular shin splints Pain on the outside of the lower leg is usually caused by anterior shin splints. Read more->

Calf strain Affects the back of the lower leg. It is closely associated with Achilles tendonitis and can cause severe problems if not addressed. Read more->

Compartment syndrome is potentially the most serious of all lower limb injuries. It is caused by a build up of pressure in the lower leg and if not treated can cause major complications. Read more->

Poor circulation can cause pain in the lower leg. This is caused by narrowing of the blood vessels in the leg. Read more->

Other problems that can affect the lower leg are ankle related problems. These include;

posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

The posterior tibial tendon (PTTD) runs behind the inside bump on the ankle (the medial malleolus), across the instep, and attaches to the bottom of the foot. This is a common tendonitis injury and is caused by poor biomechanics and tight muscles groups. Read more->

peroneal tendonitis

One of the main injuries that affects the outside of the ankle. Pain is similar to that of PTTD and is felt when going on to tip-toe. The peroneal tendon becomes swollen and inflamed and painful to the touch. Read more->

Achilles tendinopathy

This is the most common of the injuries affecting the back of the ankle. The Achilles tendon becomes swollen and inflamed and if left untreated is at increased risk of rupture. Read more->