Leg Pain & Injury
Article by Alex Clarke
Leg pain or injury is an extremely common complaint, and there are many causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your leg pain or injury so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause.
Leg pain and injury is extremely common. Leg pain can occur as a result of sports injuries, work injuries or simply everyday leg use.
An accurate diagnosis is vital to the correct management of your leg pain. Leg pain can be caused by local muscle, tendon or joint injury. Alternatively, leg pain can be referred from your lower back joints. Sciatica is a well known source of referred leg pain.
Leg pain and injury respond favourably to physiotherapy intervention when early treatment is sought. Please do not delay in consulting your physiotherapist if you experience leg pain. Many leg conditions can take many months or even years to heal when the diagnosis is incorrect or treatment is neglected early.
Common Causes of Leg Pain
If you have leg pain or injury, some common causes include:
Causes of Leg Pain by Region
- Ankle Pain
- Calf Pain
- Foot Pain
- Groin Pain
- Heel Pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Shin Pain: Shin Splints
- Thigh, Hamstring, Groin & ITB Injuries
Causes of Leg Pain by Structure
- Ligament Injury
- Muscle Pain or Injury
- Tendonitis (Tendinitis-Tendinopathy-Tendinosis)
Common Leg Pain Treatments
With accurate assessment and early treatment, most arm injuries respond extremely quickly to physiotherapy allowing you to quickly resume pain-free and normal activities of daily living.
Please ask you physiotherapist for their professional treatment advice.
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