Lower Limb Pain

The lower limb is made up of the shin bones, ankle joint and foot/ toe bones. There are many joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons which can be a source of pain in the lower leg. Pain can occur around the front of the shins, along the back of the leg or you may feel pain around the outside edge of your ankle and into the foot. Commonly lower limb pain is caused by overuse, which can originally be from poor biomechanical alignment during foot placement when walking or running. This can result in shin splints and Achilles tendon problems. Due to the structure and movement of the ankle it is also common to go over your ankle causing a sprain to the ligaments on the outside of your ankle.

Common lower limb problems that we treat

  • Shin splints
  • Ankle ligament sprain
  • Calf muscle pull/strain
  • Pain in the Achilles tendon
  • Stress Fracture
  • Forefoot/toe pain
  • Flat feet/pronation
Physiotherapy Lisburn ankle pain

Who is affected by lower limb pain?

Lower limb pain is common in all age groups, male or female, active or sedentary, as well as in most sports. We understand that whether you are a serious sports person or an enthusiastic amateur, no one likes to be away from their sport through injury. Lower limb pain in sports may include:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Running
  • Walkers

How Can Physiotherapy Help Your Lower Limb Pain?

Our experienced physiotherapists will complete a thorough assessment to provide an accurate diagnosis for your lower limb pain. This will involve spending time with you asking about your symptoms and doing movements and tests to find out the origin of your pain. After this analysis of the cause of your pain we will treat the joints, muscles, nerves, ligaments or discs that are causing your problem. As indicated by your examination treatment may involve;

  • Hands on physiotherapy treatment e.g. mobilisations, manipulation and soft tissue massage
  • Electrotherapy e.g. ultrasound, LASER
  • Specific exercises, stretching and strengthening programmes
  • Taping e.g. kinesiology taping or zinc oxide taping
  • Advice on managing your condition and preventing the problem from recurring

We aim to restore your mobility and get you back to your daily activities or sport quickly and safely.