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Ankle & Foot Pain

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Shin and Calf Pain

 

Calf Strain

 

    A calf strain is an injury to the muscles in the calf area (the back of the lower leg below the knee). This injury can occur with high speed motions like running and jumping or any forceful or uncoordinated movements. Calf strains occur in three different grades:

 

  • Grade 1: mild or partial stretch or tearing of the muscle fibers. Calf is sore but walking is not impacted.

  • Grade 2: moderate stretch or tearing of a greater percentage of muscle fibers. Calf is painful and weak leading to limping when walking.

  • Grade 3: severe or complete tear of the muscle fibers. Walking is very difficult.

 

Symptoms of calf strains include sharp pain and weakness in the back of the leg, throbbing/sharp pains with standing and walking, tightness in calf, muscle spasms in leg, sharp pain when moving the ankle, and a popping sound at the time of injury (only with Grade 3 strains).

 

Physical therapists utilized modalities to reduce pain and swelling, manual therapy to reduce adhesions in muscle tissue and improve range of motion, strengthening/stretching exercises to improve function, and education for safe return to prior level of function.

 

 

 

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

 

    Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints) is a condition that causes pain on the inside of the shin (the front part of the leg between the knee and the ankle). It typically affects athletes of all genders and ages due to stress placed on the shin muscles during running and jumping. The most common causes for shin splints include flattening of the arch of the foot in standing, running and jumping activities, excessive hip range of motion, smaller calf girth in males, and a high body mass index.

 

    Symptoms of shin splints include pain along the inside of the shin with all movements of the lower extremities. It can also be tender to palpation.

 

    Physical therapists utilize modalities to reduce pain and inflammation, manual therapy to reduce adhesions in the muscle tissue and improve range of motion, strengthening and stretching exercises to improve function, and education for safe return to prior level of function.