Shin/Calf swelling

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT is a blood clot in a vein. It is most common in the calf muscle area, particularly following surgery and long-haul flights. It is very important this is not misdiagnosed as a calf strain because treating it as one can cause life-threatening complications. DVT symptoms Deep vein thrombosis symptoms consist …

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Leg contusion & bruising

Contusion of the Lower Leg (Shin & Calf)

A calf contusion is caused by a direct impact or trauma to a muscle. Although a contusion may not seem very serious, they can be severe and if not treated properly cause long term damage. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment for lower leg contusions. Symptoms of a calf contusion Instant pain following …

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Fibula fracture

Fibula Fracture

A fibula fracture can occur at the same time as a tibia fracture, or they can occur on their own in isolation. They are usually caused by landing on a twisted foot, or from direct impact or trauma. Immediate medical attention is needed if a lower leg fracture is suspected. Stress fractures can also occur …

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Torn calf muscle

Calf Strain | Torn Calf Muscle

A calf strain is a tear to one or more of the muscles at the back of the lower leg. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment and exercises for recovering from a torn calf muscle. Calf strain symptoms Symptoms of a calf strain vary significantly depending on how bad your injury is. A mild …

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Lateral Compartment Syndrome

Lateral compartment syndrome occurs when the muscles swell too big for the surrounding sheath. It can be acute (if caused by a direct injury) or chronic (if it has come on overtime). What is the lateral compartment? The lateral compartment of the lower leg is made up of the peroneus brevis and peroneus longus muscles. …

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