Injuries to the lower leg can be acute (sudden onset) or chronic (gradual onset). Lower leg pain includes shin, calf, ankle & achilles pain.
Calf injuries occur at the back of the lower leg and can be sudden onset (acute) or occur gradually over time (chronic).
- Calf strain – torn calf muscle at the back of the lower leg.
- Cramp – acute, sudden onset muscle spasm/contraction.
- Compartment syndrome – where the muscle swells up too large for the sheath surrounding it.
- Deep Vein Thrombosis – blood clot and should not be missed.
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