Lower Extremity

Not only does the lower extremity act as a platform and base for the weight of the entire body, but it also acts against gravity. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a desk worker, the lower extremity is vulnerable to dysfunction and injury. Some of the common conditions we treate include

Groin Pull/Strain

A groin pull is an injury to the inner muscles of the thigh (groin). Groin pulls can be seen in any recreational activity but are common in hockey, running and soccer. The injury is related to hip muscle strength, previous injury and the condition/fitness of the individual. >> Learn more

Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome

IT band syndrome is usually thought of as a friction syndrome between the IT band and the lateral aspect of the femur. The irritation usually occurs on the outside of the lateral knee where the IT band crossed the knee joint. >> Learn more

Patellofemoral pain syndrome/Chondromalacia Patella/Runners Knee

Common symptoms of PFPS include pain or a dull ache underneath the kneecap when walking up stairs, squatting, or getting up after being seated for lengthy periods. The knee may also catch when bending or a squeaking or grinding sensation can be present. >> Learn more

Meniscal Injuries

The meniscus are pieces of fibrocartilage (connective tissue) that are located between the tibia (lower leg) and femur (thigh bone) in the knee joint. The meniscus provides structural integrity to the knee joint, disperse forces across the knee joint and prevent friction during movement. >> Learn more

Jumpers knee

Jumpers knee is a specific type of tendonopathy associated with the patellar tendon. The patellar tendon connects the inferior pole of the patella (kneecap) to the tibial tuberosity on the tibia (lower leg). >> Learn more

Plantar fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissues that runs from the heel of the foot to the bones of each toe. It supports the arch of the foot and has a critical role in normal mechanical function of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is a common form of inferior heel pain. >> Learn more

Shin splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Medial tibial stress syndrome is a common injury that usually affects runners but can affect other activities where extended periods of running or hiking/walking are present. Shin splints can be caused by overloading the posterior leg muscles that surround the border of the tibia, which can then tug and exert pressure on the border of the tibia. The outer border of the tibia has pain sensitive receptors that can cause pain. >> Learn more

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the body. Sprains usually occur as a result of uneven ground; twisting motions with the foot planted awkwardly, abnormal forces applied to the joint, during any physical activity or sports, or even during regular daily activities. >> Learn more