Are you experiencing tightness, discomfort, pain in your lower leg or calf area? A range of structures could be the possible culprit of your symptoms, but our experienced chiropractors at Lakeside Joondalup Perth can diagnose you to find your answer! Lower leg pain is commonly seen in the athletic population from repetitive loading in this area.
Very commonly, the cause of your lower leg pain will be a calf strain. This will present as a sudden severe pain, which can have associated bruising. Calf strains are usually seen in those 40-60 years of age due to an unaccustomed load. Our Lakeside Chiropractors will do a thorough physical examination and orthopaedic tests including tenderness on palpation of the medial and lateral belly of the calf, toe raise and push off muscle stretch. Once confirmed that it is a muscle strain, the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, elevation) will be applied within the first 48 hours. Gradual rehabilitation exercises and addressing the predisposing factors will then be considered.
Achilles tendonopathy is another common cause of lower leg pain. This presents as a dull, non-radiating pain in your calf or heel, with associated morning stiffness. It increases upon loading it and decreases with rest. Achilles tendonopathy can occur due to a change in training regime (increase), altered surface or bad/worn out shoes. The chiropractors at Lakeside Chiropractic will take you through a gradual rehabilitation programme depending on the severity of the tendonopathy. A variety of modalities such as dry needling, soft tissue and manual adjustments will be incorporated in your treatment.
Medial Tibial stress syndrome commonly referred to as shin splints is another common cause of lower leg pain athletes. This can be due to incorrect foot biomechanics/ motion or as a result of increased/ unaccustomed load, hard training surface and poor footwear. Lakeside chiropractic in Joondalup Perth may assist by relieving the pain, correcting poor foot biomechanics, identify where activity needs to be modified.
Stress fractures are another possible cause of lower leg pain. This will present as a gradual onset with an increase in unaccustomed load. It will be a deep, nagging pain during exercise, and well localised pain at rest along the inner border of your shin bone. X-ray imaging can confirm the stress fracture however, will only present later on during the healing process as it will be very minor initially.
As various different conditions and injuries can be associated with lower leg pain, the chiropractors at Lakeside Chiropractic - Perth can not only determine the cause of your lower leg pain but also assist in the rehabilitation and treatment process of the presenting condition. If you feel you experience any of these symptoms or have generalised pain in the lower leg, please come and visit the chiropractors at Lakeside Chiropractic by either calling us on 9300 0095 or book online at www.lakesidechiro.com.au.
Located in Perth’s northern suburb of Joondalup – Central Walk, we are central to Burns Beach, Kinross, Currambine, Hillarys, Heathridge, Beldon, Craigie, Edgewater, Woodvale, Currambine. We have HICAPS on sight so we can claim on the day of treatment from your Health Fund. We are Medibank preferred but also accept BUPA, CGU, HBF, NIB, Police Health, Defence Health, ACA, HIF, HCF, Westfund and Frank Health. If your Health Fund is not listed please ask at the time of your booking to confirm.
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