The lower leg consists of a tibia (tibia) and fibula (fibula). Both ends of the bones have joints, the knee joint and the ankle joint. To make use of the joints, there are muscles around the lower leg. The 12 muscles in the lower leg allow us to move our knees and feet in different directions.
It sometimes happens that we are busy with our everyday actions and hobbies and that pain occurs in our lower leg. The pain can feel so severe that the action and hobby can no longer be performed. Walking can become painful or even impossible.
During intensive exercise, for example during exercise, a lot of forces are released on the feet and legs. During the tightening of the muscles, so much force can be put on the muscle that the muscle can collapse. The muscle is then stretched or torn.
There are several possible reasons for a muscle injury. For example, it is possible that the muscle tears acutely, this may be due to a sudden extreme load on the muscle. It is also possible that the muscle has become overloaded or fatigued. At the end of a workout, the muscle is tired and the risk of muscle tearing is greater.
A muscle can also cause chronic complaints. When large forces are exerted on the muscle for a certain period of time, it is often the muscle attachments / tendons that have a hard time. This can cause various injuries.
There are several symptoms to find out if you are suffering from a lower leg injury. But what injuries are there? And what symptoms and causes do they carry?
To find out, look at the injuries below. The injuries are elaborated in such a way that it can be read “what an injury means”, what the causes and symptoms are. And what the diagnosis and treatment method is:
When the forces become too great on a muscle, it may be that a muscle tear occurs. This is something that often happens with an overload on the body, poor to moderate warm-up or extreme / explosive force on the affected muscle. If you think you are suffering from a muscle tear, first make sure that you take relative rest for the first few days. Don't underestimate this step! In addition, let yourself be informed and advised by a specialist. Contact ProBrace for a free and appropriate advice from a physiotherapist.
A whip is a tear in the affected muscle and can in principle occur in any muscle. A lash often occurs in the calf or hamstrings muscles. When a whip is started you suddenly feel a sharp pain, comparable to a real whip. Recognizable? Then it may just be that you suffer from a whiplash. The use of compression, heat and cold on the muscles is a well-known principle today. ProBrace offers various options for compression and stretching. For example: a compression sleeve, a compression sock / stocking or night splint. Do you want to know what is the best brace / compression sock / stocking for you? Let yourself be informed and advised by a ProBrace physiotherapist.
A calf muscle strain is actually a preliminary stage of the actual muscle tear. Do you have trouble standing on your toes or doing activities such as walking, climbing stairs or possibly running / running. When you have a strain on your calf muscle, certain fibers are affected in the calf muscle, but not torn. You often notice that your calf muscle has become hard, you may notice a bruise, swelling, redness, heat. When calf muscle is strained, it is recommended to use compression, stretch / stretch and heat as interventions for recovery. To know which compression, stretch and heat applies to you, we at ProBrace recommend that you contact us to give you tailor-made advice. Contact us at [email protected] or +31 (0) 85 4011 911.