Lower Leg Injuries

Lower Leg Injuries

The term Shin Splints refers to pain felt in the shin or calf and commonly affects those who play sports that involve running. The problem can be due to a stress fracture or overloading muscle or tendon and is often associated with minor faulty foot and running mechanics, inappropriate footwear or running on hard surfaces.

Similarly, the same factors can cause overload of other soft tissues causing Achilles tendon or plantar fascia pain.

Unless the underlying problems are addressed each of these problems can worsen, leading to prolonged periods of time away from your sport.

Our team have extensive experience in this area and we can provide physiotherapy treatments, sports massage, sports physician diagnosis and podiatry, including provision of custom made orthotics to address poor foot mechanics. You will be given advice on appropriate rehabilitation, exercises and other forms of exercise to ensure your early return to sport.