Inflammation of the fibrous covering of the
bone (periosteum) where muscle fibers attach to it (shin splints).
Inflammation of the plantar fascia, a broad, flat
ligament on the bottom of the foot (plantar fasciitis).
Inflammation at the top of the shinbone (tibia)
where the patellar tendon attaches to a bony prominence (Osgood-Schlatter disease). This is more likely to
occur during rapid growth periods and is usually seen in athletic teenagers,
especially those who play football, basketball, or soccer, and those who are
involved with gymnastics and dance. Osgood-Schlatter disease involves both legs
about 25% of the time and is rarely a chronic, lifelong condition.
Treatment for a leg injury may include
rest, ice, elevation, and other first aid measures (such as the application of
a brace, splint, or cast), or physical therapy. Some leg injuries are treated
with medicine or surgery, especially if a bone is broken. Treatment depends
The location, type, and severity of the
When the injury occurred.
Your age, health
condition, and activities, such as work, sports, or hobbies.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 19, 2012
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