Overuse Syndromes of the Lower Extremity.

  title={Overuse Syndromes of the Lower Extremity.},
  author={D B Mckeag and Carmel Dolan and James G Garrick},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  volume={17 7},
In brief: Overuse injuries of the lower extremity represent a frequent, significant problem. This article discusses management of the most common overuse disorders: anterior tibialis strain, medial tibial stress syndrome, compartment syndrome, stress fractures, and Achilles tendinitis. These injuries often are the culmination of a process (repetitive stress) rather than the result of a single event. Grading injuries on a scale of 1 to 4 according to severity can help determine the correct… CONTINUE READING