Runners and athletes like basketball players who engage in repetitive running and jumping have a higher risk of leg injuries. These injuries range from common strains, muscle cramps and muscle soreness to more serious injuries.
Other injuries include stress fractures (overuse fractures of the legs and feet) and chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), which occurs when the leg muscles swell, causing pressure and creating pain. An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in the knee is also a serious leg injury that is common among athletes.
Next to prompt and proper diagnosis and treatment, return-to-play decision making can have the greatest impact on an athlete’s recovery. It is our philosophy that athletes be given the best evidence available to guide their time frame for return to sport and physical activity.