Shinbone fracture

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(Broken Shin; Lower Leg Break; Tibia Fracture)

Shinbone fracture – Definition

A shinbone fracture is a break in the tibia (shinbone). The lower leg has two bones that connect the knee to the ankle: the tibia and the fibula. The tibia is the larger of the two bones and runs on the inside of the lower leg. The fibula is much smaller and runs along the outside of the lower leg.

Shin splint

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(Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Shin splint – Definition

A shin splint is inflammation and pain along the inner part of the lower leg. It involves the tibia (shin bone).

Quadriceps strain

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(Pulled Quadriceps)

Quadriceps strain – Definition

Quadriceps strain is a partial tear of the small fibers of the muscles that make up the quadriceps group. The quadriceps are the large group of muscles in the front of the thigh. They consist of four muscles in each leg that run from the hips to the knees.

Posterior tibial tendinopathy

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(Posterior Tibial Tendonitis; Posterior Tibial Tendinosis)

Posterior tibial tendinopathy – Definition

Tendinopathy is an injury to the tendon. It can cause pain, swelling, and limit movement. The injuries can include:

  • Tendonitis — an inflammation of the tendon (Although this term is used often, most cases of tendinopathy are not associated with significant inflammation.)
  • Tendinosis — microtears (tiny breaks) in the tendon tissue with no significant inflammation.