Pain and injury from daily overuse and sport is a frequent cause of lower extremity pain. Overuse, however, is different for each person and is one of many causes of pain. An activity that causes pain for one person may not for someone else. In general though, the more frequently an activity is performed, and the more lifting or straining the activity requires, the greater the opportunity for injury and pain.
Common Injuries we see at Back Space include Knee Injuries, Ankle Injuries, Foot Injuries, Hip Injuries and Buttock Injuries.
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Sudden pain in one of the knees is usually the result of overusing the knee or injuring it. In many cases, you don't need to see your GP.
The knee joint is particularly vulnerable to damage and pain because it takes the full weight of your body and any extra force when you run or jump.
You're more likely to experience knee pain as you get older, and people who are overweight or do lots of sports have a higher risk of damaging their knees. Some sports that involve a lot of turning, such as football, netball and rugby, carry a particularly high risk of knee injuries.
Common Knee Injuries:
- Simple sprain or strain
- Anterior knee pain
- Damage to the menisci or cartilage
- Torn ligament or tendon
- Bleeding into the joint
- Osgood-Schlatter's disease
- Septic arthritis (infected knee)
Ankle & Foot Pain
Ankle injuries are extremely common. The most common ankle injury is a sprained ankle, but ankle pain can have numerous sources.
Ankle pain that results from traumatic injury is often thought of as sports injuries. But you don't necessarily have to be an athlete or even a social sportsperson to twist your ankle.
Hip & bUTTOCK Pain
Hip & Buttock pain is common. They can be experienced independently and/or you may referral from the buttocks into the hips.
Sitting, poor mobility, trauma and sporting injuries such as strains and sprains are common reasons why these areas may experience pain.