Injuries to our lower limb can stem from different origins. Tissues such as tendons, ligaments, insertions of these structures, bones, vasculature or nerves, can be the source of pain to the lower limb. Depending on the cause of pain, it can affect either one leg, or even both legs. At times, these injuries can either have an acute or overuse cause.
Overuse injuries to the lower limb generally develop over time, and are often not linked to a specific instigating incident. These injuries often can be prevented through a combination of activity modification, physical therapy, and addressing postural or lower limb biomechanical deficits.
Some of the common conditions that may cause pain and discomfort experienced in the lower limb include: