From professional athlete to the weekend warrior, lower leg and foot injuries are a common occurrence. According to research 25% of athletic injuries are sports related. Some common athletic injuries which can occur are:
Achilles tendonitis: The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and used in walking, running and jumping. With poor flexibility, improper foot mechanics and over use, the tendon may become inflamed and, with time, degenerate. This can cause pain and swelling behind the heel and back of leg.