Leg injuries include injuries to the bones and muscles of the thigh, hip, and shin. Some leg injuries may only affect part of the leg, while others may cause more widespread problems and extend into the foot or include the knee. Below are articles containing information about common sports-related leg injuries, including symptoms, diagnosis information, and treatment options.
Hamstring injuries are extremely common on all levels of athletic competition, accounting for up to 29% of all lower extremity injuries across all sports and representing an important cause of back of the thigh and buttock pain.
Chronic high hamstring tendinopathy, sometimes called proximal hamstring tendinopathy, causes deep buttock pain. It arises when a diseased or damaged tendon does not heal properly.
As with most musculoskeletal injuries, acute hamstring injuries can often be diagnosed with a patient history and physical exam. Sometimes imaging tests are needed.
Learn the symptoms, causes, and treatments for two common types of hip bursitis: trochanteric and iliopsoas.
Learn about the four different parts of the hip joint that can cause hip pain and understand how doctors diagnose hip pain in this physician reviewed video.