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Ligaments join the 2 bones and attach the bones to the knee and ankle. Leg pain can range from a mild nuisance that comes and goes, to debilitating pain that makes it difficult to sleep, to walk or engage in simple everyday activities. There are a number of issues which can cause leg pain and more information can be found by clicking on the below. One of our experienced physiotherapists can come to you at home or work to provide a full assessment of the cause of your pain and treat appropriately.

  • Pain on front of leg
  • Pain on back of leg
  • Pain on inside of leg
  • Pain on outside of leg

Self diagnosis can lead to wasted time trying to sort without success. This can lead to Chronic Pain. One of our experienced physios can come to you and solve the cause of the pain and fix the problem.

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Posterior Leg Pain

There are a 2 main calf muscles that can be strained or torn which are called the gastrocnemius (main calf muscle on the surface) and the soleus (small calf muscle below the gastrocnemius). If you strain one of these muscles suddenly there will be a sudden pain on tearing sensation in the main part of the calf of near where the calf muscle inserts into the heel. When stretching the muscle or resisting movement of the muscles there is commonly pain. Also depending on the extend of the strain on tear you may have swelling or a haematomat which is bleeding within the muscle which comes out as bruising. number of muscles that can be strained on the front of the lower leg. There is normally pain over the muscle and pain on stretch of the muscle and when movement is resisted.

Physiotherapy can help with advice, ice, massage, soft tissue techniques, ultrasound and taping. Exercises can be set to regain flexibility and strength of the muscle.

This is a strain of the calf muscle which usually happens over time.

Physiotherapy can help with advice, soft tissue techniques, ultrasound and taping. Exercises can be set to regain flexibility and strength of the muscle

This is a very small muscle in the calf which rarely gives problems. There can be a small swelling or bulding on the middle part part of the lower calf and near the Achilles tendon – normally medical referral is required.

Calf pain as a result of problems with the arteries usually happens later on in life and there is normally a history of cardiovascular disease. Symptoms include pain in the thigh and calf with exercise. Medical help is needed.

This results in pain and pins and needles or numbness in the outside of the heel and foot. It may result from compression from factors such as ski boots, trauma, intense physical training.

Physiotherapy can help with advice, working on the nerves, massage.

A compartment is referred to containing a group of muscles. In the back of the lower leg that includes the gastrocnemius, soleus and flexor halluces longus muscles. Normally pain is felt with activity and relieved by rest.

Physiotherapy can help with soft tissue therapy and if this is not successful then medical referral is required.

This can occur occasionally following calf injury or surgery due to a lack of movement therefore not using the pump effect of muscles and the effect of swelling may lead to problems with blood flow. Symptoms include constant calf pain, tenderness, swelling. Immediate medical evaluation is required.

It always needs to be considered that pain can be referred from another part of the body. In this case the lower back and knee joint or other muscles.

Approximately 90% of stress fractures occur to the back middle tibia with the middle 1/3 and junction between the middle and end of the tibia being the most common. 10% of stress fractures happen to the front edge of the tibia and unfortunately these stress fractures are most resistant to treatment. Typical symptoms include pain that starts gradually and is aggravated by exercise which can be pinpointed when touching the bone. The pain may even occur with walking, at rest and even at night. Pain usually lasts up to 3 months.

Stress fractures of the fibula (small bone on outside of lower leg) are rare and tend to happen secondary to muscle pulls on the bone.

Physiotherapy can help by determining which factors are contributing to the problem and advice on exercise that can be done without causing pain and making the problem worse. Normally needs a period of rest but soft tissue techniques can help with the problem.

This is an inflammatory reaction of the tibia due to a pulling of the muscles on the tibia. A number of factors can contribute to it including muscle problems, fatigue, shoe issues, training errors. Tbe pain is normally not along the inside of the tibia bone and usually becomes less as you warm up.

Physiotherapy can help with advice, taping, soft tissue techniques to the calf muscles, ultrasound, stretching and exercise prescription.

The perisoteum is a covering over the bone. Contusion also known as bruising happens as a result of a direct blow to the bone ie from football. Often it is extremely painful at the time of injury but settles quite quickly. If lasts longer normally due to formation of a haematoma (bleeding) under the bone. It is advised to rest and protect the area. Ultrasound can help with quicker resolving of the haematoma.

This should be considered in anyone with a marked haematoma (bleeding within the leg) or swelling. Compartment refers to the group of muscles on the front of the leg. Symptoms include ongoing aching shin pain which is greater than one would expect and swelling. Pain is increased with providing a stretch to this group of muscles. Pins and needles, loss of feeling and some weakness may also be present due to the nerves being compromised. Referral for medical help is required in this situation.

The popliteal artery runs behind the knee and in the calf. When the artery is trapped it rarely causes calf pain but pain on the front of the lower leg. The pain usually disappears immediately when exercise is stopped. Often there is also pins and needles and numbness in the calf and foot.

This is a long term pain that occurs in the compartment containing the muscles of the front of the leg. Symptoms including no pain being at rest and pain usually takes 1 and a half hours to ease following exercise. If exercise is done 2 days in a row there is often more pain on the 2nd day. The time for the pain to start with exercise is variable but usually 10-15 minutes. Normally surgery is recommended and then physiotherapy is required after surgery to regain your movement in your knee and provide advice on returning to sport as well as prescribing appropriate exercises to regain flexibility and strength.

A fracture is usually a result of direct violence to the bones from landing from a jump or twisting the foot. Obviously medical assistance is required for the fracture and a cast of boot put in place. Physiotherapy can help by maintaining strength of the upper leg when in the cast and when out of the cast help to resotre movement and strength in the lower leg, ankle and foot.

The cause of tumors in the shin is unknown and rare. The pain is often deep and nagging often at night and unchanged with activity. Medical help is required in this instance.

It always needs to be considered that pain in the shin can be referred from another part of the body ie. The lower back, knee, ankle joint, superior tibiofibular joint and nerves being entrapped.

Anterior Leg Pain

There are a number of muscles that can be strained on the front of the lower leg. There is normally pain over the muscle and pain on stretch of the muscle and when movement is resisted.

Physiotherapy can help with advice, ice, massage, soft tissue techniques, ultrasound and taping. Exercises can be set to regain flexibility and strength of the muscle.

Approximately 90% of stress fractures occur to the back middle tibia with the middle 1/3 and junction between the middle and end of the tibia being the most common. 10% of stress fractures happen to the front edge of the tibia and unfortunately these stress fractures are most resistant to treatment. Typical symptoms include pain that starts gradually and is aggravated by exercise which can be pinpointed when touching the bone. The pain may even occur with walking, at rest and even at night. Pain usually lasts up to 3 months.

Stress fractures of the fibula (small bone on outside of lower leg) are rare and tend to happen secondary to muscle pulls on the bone.

Physiotherapy can help by determining which factors are contributing to the problem and advice on exercise that can be done without causing pain and making the problem worse. Normally needs a period of rest but soft tissue techniques can help with the problem.

This is an inflammatory reaction of the tibia due to a pulling of the muscles on the tibia. A number of factors can contribute to it including muscle problems, fatigue, shoe issues, training errors. Tbe pain is normally not along the inside of the tibia bone and usually becomes less as you warm up.

Physiotherapy can help with advice, taping, soft tissue techniques to the calf muscles, ultrasound, stretching and exercise prescription.

The perisoteum is a covering over the bone. Contusion also known as bruising happens as a result of a direct blow to the bone ie from football. Often it is extremely painful at the time of injury but settles quite quickly. If lasts longer normally due to formation of a haematoma (bleeding) under the bone. It is advised to rest and protect the area. Ultrasound can help with quicker resolving of the haematoma.

This should be considered in anyone with a marked haematoma (bleeding within the leg) or swelling. Compartment refers to the group of muscles on the front of the leg. Symptoms include ongoing aching shin pain which is greater than one would expect and swelling. Pain is increased with providing a stretch to this group of muscles. Pins and needles, loss of feeling and some weakness may also be present due to the nerves being compromised. Referral for medical help is required in this situation.

The popliteal artery runs behind the knee and in the calf. When the artery is trapped it rarely causes calf pain but pain on the front of the lower leg. The pain usually disappears immediately when exercise is stopped. Often there is also pins and needles and numbness in the calf and foot.

This is a long term pain that occurs in the compartment containing the muscles of the front of the leg. Symptoms including no pain being at rest and pain usually takes 1 and a half hours to ease following exercise. If exercise is done 2 days in a row there is often more pain on the 2nd day. The time for the pain to start with exercise is variable but usually 10-15 minutes. Normally surgery is recommended and then physiotherapy is required after surgery to regain your movement in your knee and provide advice on returning to sport as well as prescribing appropriate exercises to regain flexibility and strength.

A fracture is usually a result of direct violence to the bones from landing from a jump or twisting the foot. Obviously medical assistance is required for the fracture and a cast of boot put in place. Physiotherapy can help by maintaining strength of the upper leg when in the cast and when out of the cast help to resotre movement and strength in the lower leg, ankle and foot.

The cause of tumors in the shin is unknown and rare. The pain is often deep and nagging often at night and unchanged with activity. Medical help is required in this instance.

It always needs to be considered that pain in the shin can be referred from another part of the body ie. The lower back, knee, ankle joint, superior tibiofibular joint and nerves being entrapped.

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serene mai
serene mai
17/04/2024
I had pain in my foot the day before delivery of my baby, which disappeared with the csec pain meds and returned with a vengeance after I was discharged. I was in so much misery, I consulted Health2mama and they immediately sent someone the next afternoon 2pm to do a home visit. Megha was very detailed and asked many questions to understand my problem. The session went really well. By evening time, I was able to walk in the mall much more comfortably without an obvious limp! Subsequently the pain came and went but it eventually healed totally. So glad I came across Health2u!
Mun N
Mun N
17/04/2024
I first sought out physio after a really bad back flare up - bulging disc in the lower back which affected my movement severely. Kai Ling did a wonderful job at recommending exercises to help me get back stronger, and does release massages really well. My aches always get much better after she works on my back, neck, etc.
Hannah C
Hannah C
09/04/2024
I was having sacroiliac joint pain from pregnancy which was interfering with my exercise routine. Ezora was very knowledgeable in identifying the problems, and she not only helped to release my tight muscles but also taught me mobilisations and stretches that would specifically target my issues. I've been chugging along with her help and am very grateful for her expertise, as well as her encouragement to keep up with my activity level. Thanks! Updating to also add that during my second pregnancy, I saw both Ezora and Megha for pain in my piriformis and elsewhere, and as before they were a great help.
Jackie Limkopi
Jackie Limkopi
16/03/2024
I had a green stick right arm fracture and was on a cast for 2 weeks, causing muscle weakness and stiffness. Requested for home base therapy and Ms Rebecca arranged for physiotherapist Ms Tay Kai Ling to come over. She was punctual for the appointment and i was really satisfied with the way she massage my stiff arm.
Veronica Cavallini
Veronica Cavallini
05/03/2024
Lucie is amazing, she is helping me a lot in my recovery journey. Highly recommended!
Clariz Lim
Clariz Lim
19/02/2024
i did physiotherapy after my birth of my baby girl, where i search on postnatal treatment under their health2mama. It is great to found out they can do home services, my physiotherapist is Aruna, she has been awesome and sharing tips. Whenever she come and help to me to check where are in pain and cleared them. Since September 2023 to now.
Jo Molenaar
Jo Molenaar
09/02/2024
Health2u is exactly what I needed! I was able to book a home appointment super fast, which helped me release my sore back. Will book again, and definitely recommend!
Jina
Jina
02/02/2024
Katie is an amazing trainer. She is genuinely interested in helping you and she always gives you great advice(women’s health, fitness, diet etc). I cannot highly recommend her enough 🙏 She always writes down exercise routine each time for me (customised to what you need). Very well organised person. She remembers your limits and try to push you in a positive way to increase that limits to make sure you get stronger. She also makes every sessions interesting and fun but still very challenging I am very thankful to her. Thank you Katie ☺️
Grace Ng
Grace Ng
22/01/2024
Had postpartum physio as I had DR after having my first born in 2021. The techniques taught during the physio were useful and I am back again to using the app to help resolve the DR and mummy tummy after having my 2nd baby. Thanks for providing an easy and convenient way for us to follow the program! 😊 Update: I returned for musculpting and training with Megha! I had hit a plateau in improvement and I wanted faster results. Made the right decision, as my DR had reduced to only 1 finger gap at belly button and fully closed at the upper and lower sections. Thanks Megha for the tips and correcting me so that I acheive maximum effectiveness in the exercises! She is super friendly and encouraging! 😊😊

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