A wide range of issues can affect the lower limb and cause pain. Acute injuries usually occur after falling, twisting unexpectedly, during/after sporting activity, and even after wearing a new pair of shoes for the first time.
The types of conditions associated with acute injuries can include tendinitis, cartilage tears, muscle strains and ligament sprains.
Chronic injuries can occur due to overuse or degenerative conditions. Conditions associated with chronic injuries to the lower limb include Osteoarthritis, Osteoperosis, Achilles or Patella tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, ‘flat’ feet, foot drop, metatarsalgia and shin splints amongst others.