The lower leg consists of a tibia (tibia) and fibula (fibula). There are joints at each end, the knee joint and the ankle joint. To use the joints there are muscles around the lower leg. Because of the 12 muscles in the lower leg we can move our knees and feet in different directions.
It sometimes happens that we are busy with our daily activities and hobbies and that there is a pain in our lower leg. The pain can feel so violent that the action and hobby can no longer be performed. Walking may have become painful or even impossible.
During intensive exercise, for example during exercise, many forces are released on the feet and legs. During the tightening of the muscles, there can be so much force on the muscle that the muscle can fail. The muscle is then strained or torn.
There are several possible reasons for the occurrence of a muscle injury. For example, it may be that the muscle is rupturing acutely, which may be due to a sudden extreme load on the muscle. It can also happen that the muscle is overloaded or tired. At the end of a workout, the muscle is tired and the risk of muscle tear is greater.
A muscle can also cause chronic complaints. When during a certain period of time, great forces are exerted on the muscle, it is often the muscle attachments / tendons that get it heavy. This can cause various injuries.
There are several symptoms to find out if you suffer from an injury to the lower leg. But which injuries are all there? And what symtoms and causes do they carry with them?
To find out, you can look at the injuries below. The injuries have been worked out in such a way that you can read "what an injury content", what the causes and symptoms are. And what the diagnosis and treatment method is:
When the forces become too big on a muscle, it can be that a muscle tear develops. This is something that often happens with an overload of the body, a bad to moderate warm up or an extreme / explosive force on the muscle in question. If you think you suffer from a muscle tear, first of all make sure that you take relative rest during the first days. Do not 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 whiplash is a tear in the affected muscle and can in principle occur in any muscle. A whiplash often occurs in the calf muscle or hamstrings muscles. In the event of a whiplash, you suddenly feel a sharp pain, comparable to a real whiplash. Recognizable? Then it may just be that you are suffering from a whiplash. The use of compression, heat and cold on the muscles is a well-known principle. ProBrace offers various possibilities for compression and stretching. For example: a compression sleeve, a compression sock / stocking or night splint. Do you want to know what the best brace / compression sock / stocking is for you? Be informed and advised by a physiotherapist from ProBrace.
A stretching of the calf muscle is actually a preliminary stage of the actual muscle tear. Do you have trouble standing on your toes or with activities such as walking, climbing stairs or running / running. If you have a strain on your calf muscle, there are certain fibers in the calf muscle affected, but not torn. Often you notice that your calf muscle has become hard, there may be a bruise, swelling, redness, heat. In case of a stretching of the calf muscle, it is advisable to apply compression, stretch / stretch and heat as interventions for recovery. In order to know exactly which way of compression, elongation and heat apply to you, we recommend that ProBrace contact you, to give you a tailor-made advice. Please contact us via [email protected] or +31 (0) 85 4011 911.