How Can You Prevent a Future Leg Injury?

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7 Ways to Prevent a Future Leg Injury?

You can reduce the chance of leg injury. 

Following these seven simple tips:

  • Warm up before you exercise.
  • Warm down when you finish. This includes some simple stretching exercises and plyometric drills.
  • Wear well-fitting shoes, boots or braces that give good joint support.
  • Tape or brace your ankles/knees in high risk sports such as football, basketball, volleyball and netball.
  • Avoid activities on slippery, wet or uneven surfaces, or in areas with poor lighting.
  • Strengthen your leg muscles and regularly use a wobble disc or balance board
  • Maintain good general fitness.

If you'd like more specific advice, please ask your physiotherapist.

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Leg Pain Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinitis
  • ACL Injury
  • Adductor Tendinopathy
  • Anterior Ankle Impingement
  • Bulging Disc
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis Knee
  • Calf Muscle Tear
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Corked Thigh
  • Cramps
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Fat Pad Syndrome
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gluteal Tendinopathy
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
  • Groin Strain
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Heel Spur
  • High Ankle Sprain
  • Hip Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pointer
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscle Strain
  • Osgood Schlatter's
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Patella Tendonitis (Tendinopathy)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Perthes Disease
  • Pes Anserinus Bursitis & Tendinitis
  • Pes Planus - Flat Feet
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Poor Hip Core
  • Posterior Ankle Impingement
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Retrocalcaneal Bursitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Severs Disease
  • Shin Splints
  • Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome
  • Slipped Femoral Capital Epiphysis
  • Spondylolysis (Back Stress Fracture)
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture Feet
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Thigh Strain
  • Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Leg Pain Treatments

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Avoid the HARM Factors
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
  • Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
  • Active Foot Posture Correction Exercises
  • Gait Analysis
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Eccentric Strengthening
  • Balance Enhancement Exercises
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Agility & Sport-Specific Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Heel Cups
  • Orthotics
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Walking Boot
  • ACL Injury Prevention
  • Ankle Strapping
  • Brace or Support
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Foam Roller
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Neurodynamics
  • Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
  • Prehabilitation
  • Running Analysis
  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
  • Yoga
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  • What are Growing Pains?
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  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What is Nerve Pain?
  • What is Sports Physiotherapy?
  • What is the Correct Way to Sit?
  • What to expect when you visit PhysioWorks?
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    Last updated 23-Oct-2014 06:06 PM

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