Lower Leg/Ankle Injuries
Pain and joint stiffness.
Soccer Players Ankle
There will be pain and tenderness when pressing in with the fingers over the front of the ankle joint. Bending your foot up or down causes pain.
Turning the soles of the feet outwards and upwards causes pain. The bony bit on the outside of the ankle (lateral malleous) has pain behind it.
Achilles Tendon Total Rupture
A sudden sharp pain similar to being whacked in the back of the leg. There may also be load crack or bang accompanying this.
Standing tip toes will be impossible and you will be unable to walk properly.
Achilles Tendon Partial Rupture
Somtimes a sudden sharp pain will be felt in the achilles tendon. When returning to exercise after a short period of rest, there may be a sharp pain which disappears when warmed up only to return when stopped.
During exercise the tendon will be painful. Normally the pain will gradually come on with prolonged exercise and with rest it will go away.
Achilles Tendon Bursitis
Running on soft surfaces and up hill causes pain at the back of the
Inflammation of the bursa at the back of the heel bone accompanied with achilles tendinitis.With Haglund's deformity a bony growth appears at the back of the heel bone
Sever's Disease / Achilles Apophysitis
Walking and running causes pain at the back of the heels. There may be a lump at the back of the heel/heels. This can be small.
A sudden pain at the back of the leg. Standing on tip toe is difficault as is contracting the muscle. The calf muscle may be painful, swollen or bruised.
Tight Calf Muscles
Tightness in the back of the lower leg.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Constant calf pain. Tenderness at a point deep in the muscle. Swelling. Increased temperature.
Calf Muscle Contusion
Pain at the site of the injury. Swelling or bruising. There may well be restriction of movement.
Lateral Compartment Syndrome
Pain when walking or running. A swelling or tenderness.
Tenderness over the inside of the shin. Lower leg pain.
Stress Fracture (lower leg)
Pain which is situated on the lower third of the tibia, often afte running long distances. Tenderness and swelling over the site of the fracture.
Anterior Compartment Syndrome
Weakness when trying to pull the foot upwards against resistance.
The tibialis anterior may be swollen and tender.
Pain when the foot and toes are bent downwards.