Lower Leg And Knee Injuries Treatment
The knee joint is highly mobile and is kept stable by ligaments, menisci (cartilage) and the joint capsule. There are some of the largest and most powerful muscles acting on the knee to provide the explosive movements needed to walk, run and play sports. There are numerous lubricating pouches around the knee called bursae which provide protection to the other soft tissues and further aid mobility.
The joint is formed by the end of the long bone in the shin called the Tibia and the end of the thigh bone called the femur, there is also a joint between the patella (knee cap) and femur called the patellofemoral joint and just below the knee is a joint between the tibia and fibula called the Proximal tibiofibular joint.
Due to the huge twisting, turning, sideways and impact forces put through the knee and lower leg there are numerous potential injuries. The most common knee injuries that we see clinically include; Calf tears, Meniscal tears, Anterior knee pain, Ligament tears, Shin splints, Osteoarthritis, Jumpers knee and Iliotibial band syndrome.
For more details about some of the more common knee and lower leg conditions please click on the name of the condition below.
- Calf Strain
- Medial Ligament (MCL)Strain
- Meniscal / Meniscus Tear
- Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
- Osteoarthritis of the Knee
- Shin Splints
Our Physiotherapists have a significant amount of experience assessing, diagnosing and treating injuries in this region. We not only focus on the injured tissue, but also address the underlying issues that may have led to the injury in the first place.
If you are unsure which condition you have and whether physiotherapy can help you, or you would just like to speak to somebody about your condition then please use the link below