Shin Splints, Achilles Tendonitis and Calf Muscle Injuries are common causes of pain in the shin and calf. ‘Shin Splints’ is a catch all term for shin pain that is common during running. Sports medicine experts tend not to use the term Shin Splints, preferring Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome instead, as it more accurately describes the problem. You can read all about the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation and prevention of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome in the PhysioRoom.com Injury A-Z.
Achilles Tendonitis, or to be medically correct ‘Achilles Tendinopathy’ is an overuse injury that affects the Achilles Tendon. Rehabilitation with a physiotherapist at your local sports injury clinic is enormously helpful for the successful treatment of Achilles Tendonitis. A progressive eccentric loading exercise programme for the Achilles Tendon with a physiotherapist has been scientifically proven to be the most effective form of treatment for Achilles Tendinopathy and full details of these exercises are included in the PhysioRoom.com Injury A-Z.
A Calf muscle strain or ‘pulled calf’ is a relatively common injury in sports that involve running and jumping. Supervised rehabilitation with a physiotherapist is very important to prevent a recurrent Calf muscle injury. Find out more about prevention and rehabilitation of Calf muscle injuries in the PhysioRoom.com Injury A-Z.
|Condition||Common Signs & Symptoms|
(Tibia & Fibula Fracture)
|Calf Muscle Strain|
(Exertional Lower Limb Pain)
Note: This is classed as a Knee Injury
(Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
Tibialis Posterior Pain
(Acquired Flat Foot)
Note: This is classed as a Foot Injury
Nicola Maffulli, a Professor of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, explains treatment to overcome this condition.
Dr John Orchard explains how a back problem can commonly cause calf pain.
Injury Expert Marc Bernier explains exercises for the calf muscles and when to return to sport.
A practical guide to strengthening exercises following a broken leg injury.
Treatment & prevention information for Shin Splints, a common term for shin pain during running.
Tibialis Posterior pain is a condition that can lead to Acquired Flat Foot and foot pain in later life.
Research investigating eccentric training in patients with chronic Achilles Tendinosis.