Foot & Leg Injuries

Running Injuries

There are many injuries that could happen while running, but the most common are shin splits, runner’s knee, and anterior compartment syndrome.  Runner’s knee is a thick, fibrous band of fascia which runs down the outside of the thigh and connected just below the knee.  When the band becomes tight it can rub against the knee causing much pain and inflammation.  Shin splints are pain in the front part of the lower leg.  Anterior Compartment syndrome is pain and swelling during exercise on the front lower leg.


Heel Pain

is the most common foot problem that doctors see and it is one of the most common forms of foot pains in adults.  It often occurs as a result of daily activities and exercise. The pain usually occurs underneath your heel or just behind it, where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone. Although the cause of heel pain often isn’t serious, the pain itself can be severe and occasionally disabling.