The lower Leg
Animation of the treatment method
Achilles Tendinitis is an inflammation or inflammation-like condition in the Achilles tendon, often at the lower end towards the heel bone. The painful condition easily turns chronic where changes in the tendon tissue are characterized by degenerative processes, i.e. moving the condition towards a Tendinosis.
Pain is the main symptom. The pains are graded on a scale from 1 – pain when used / stressed - to 4 – chronic pain even at complete rest. Stiffness in the morning is a typical early warning. Swelling and soreness is experienced in large parts of the Achilles tendon, while the tendon-muscle and tendon-bone areas very often are painless.
A Shin Splint is an inflammation of the periost of the shin’s medial side. The area is sore and as time passes, pain is experienced alongside the inner shin. The pain often increases with the intensity of the training / use of the lower leg muscles. Athletes in sports where running and jumping are important parts of their exercise, constitute the majority of patients with this kind of painful condition.