Common Lower Extremity Injuries treated in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Date Published: February 11, 2022

Physical Therapy for Lower Extremity Injuries

The Doctors of Physical Therapy at Accelerate Physical Therapy treat a variety of injuries sustained to the musculoskeletal system. Those specific to the lower extremities (legs) include:

Post-Surgical Injury

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Repair
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Patellar Tendon Repair
  • Patellar ORIF
  • Anterior Talofibular Ligament (ATFL) Repair
  • Bunionectomy
  • Fibular ORIF
  • Tibial ORIF

Muscle Strains
Applies to any muscle throughout the lower extremities.

Ligament Sprains
Applies to any joint throughout the lower extremities.

Fractures
Applies to any bone throughout the lower extremities.

Tendinitis
Applies to any tendon throughout the lower extremities.

  • Sciatica
  • Sciatic Nerve Mechanosensitivity
  • Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • IT Band Friction Syndrome
  • Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome
  • Quadriceps Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis
  • Pes Anserine Tendinitis
  • Patellar Fracture
  • Fat Pad Syndrome
  • Adductor Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial and/or Lateral Meniscus Sprain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Sprain
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Sprain
  • Posterior Lateral Corner
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAI)
    • CAM lesion impingement
    • Pincer lesion impingement
  • Popliteal Tendinitis
  • Hamstring Tendinitis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Tibial Plateau Fracture
  • Shin Splints
  • Peroneal Tendinitis
  • Fibular Fracture
  • Anterior Talofibular Ligament (ATFL) Sprain
  • Calcaneofibular Ligament (CFL) Sprain
  • Plantarfasciitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Jones Fracture
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Anterior ankle impingement
  • Lisfranc injury
  • Midfoot Sprain
  • Turf toe
  • Bunion

These are common injuries you will research or hear about from an orthopedic specialist or your primary care physician. Naturally, there may be others as the lower extremities have hundreds of structures that can generate a pain response. Ultimately, if it deals with bones, muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments, a Doctor of Physical Therapy can be of service to you.

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