Lower Leg Pain

The lower leg is the part of the leg between the knee and the ankle, commonly referred to as the shin or the calf areas of the leg. The lower leg is comprised of two long bones, the tibia and fibula, large muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels. The lower leg helps us to weight bear as well as walk, run, dance and perform most activities that require us to be on our feet. They provide much of the power in our legs for jumping, running, and sprinting. and as a result, can be injured easily.

While there are many non-orthopaedic conditions that can cause pain in the lower leg, there are quite a few musculoskeletal reasons why your lower legs might hurt. The physicians at OSC are used to treating sports injuries to the lower leg as well as conditions that come with age, disease and overuse.

Lower Leg Conditions that we Treat:
Fractures
Shin Splints
Diabetic Neuropathy
Intermittent Claudication
Pinched Nerves or Radiculopathy
Strains or Sprains
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Tendinitis
Muscle Cramps or Charley Horse
Spinal Stenosis
Sciatica

For a consultation with one of our Orthopaedic Specialists, please contact 757-596-1900.

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