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Causes and Symptoms of Lower Leg Pain

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Lower leg pain is a commonly occurring medical condition, but figuring out what's causing it may be a bit challenging. While the pain factors such as stabbing, cramping, or burning might give insight, a thorough physical examination is typically required to confirm the diagnosis.

Seeing a chiropractor may help relieve lower leg pain. The chiropractor may suggest sufficient rest, ice or heat therapy, and simple physical therapy to reduce the pain.

Muscle Strain Causes and Symptoms

One of the frequent causes of leg pain is a strain that occurs when a muscle is overstretched, leading to a tear. Strains and tears in the calf's gastrocnemius muscle are common.

Muscle strains normally cause modest pain, but if the strain is abrupt or severe, it may result in cramping or tearing. Bruising and swelling may develop over the afflicted muscle with pain.

Muscular strains may happen due to sudden trauma, such as a muscle blow or a fall. Muscle strains may also occur as a result of lower leg's overuse injuries. A calf muscle strain may be caused by a sudden shift in direction while playing basketball or tennis.

Tendonitis Causes and Symptoms

Tendonitis is a frequent overuse injury in sports, but it may affect anybody, regardless of their activity level. Tendonitis is a tendon inflammation. The tendon is a strong, cord-like tissue that joins a muscle to the bone.

Posterior tibial tendonitis and Achilles tendonitis are two common kinds of tendonitis that cause lower leg pain near the ankle.

Tendonitis is a painful condition that becomes worse with exercise or extending the afflicted tendon. Swelling becomes worse with exercise as the day progresses. Morning stiffness and tendon thickening are also possible signs and symptoms.

Tiny tears in the fibers of a tendon may occur due to trauma, such as a fall or rapid increases in the frequency or intensity of physical activity. These small tears cause irritation and swelling.

Shin Splints Causes and Symptoms

Shin splints are inflammation that affects the tendons, muscles, and tissues surrounding the shinbone (tibia).

Shin splints cause intense or dull pain along the inner (medial) and rear (posterior) parts of the shinbone, where the bone connects to the calf muscles. The pain usually occurs when doing physical activities.

Shin splints are a frequent exercise-related ailment that often affects runners and athletes who participate in running or jumping events. Also, foot abnormalities such as high-arched feet or overpronation may worsen or trigger shin splints. Worn-out or improperly fitting shoes may also cause shin splints.

A quick visit to The Joint Chiropractic may help you reduce the pain. You can walk into your nearby The Joint clinic for lower leg pain and other ailments that require treatment.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Magnolia, Tex.

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