Tag: Tibia

Lower Limb

Tibia Stress Fracture

Brief Outline of Tibia Stress Fracture Repetitive impact activities, such as running and jumping, can cause small cracks in the bone called stress fractures. These most often occur in the weight bearing bone, the tibia, of the lower leg. Athletes with lower bone density, due to dietary issues or genetic predisposition, are more susceptible, as are […]

Lower Limb

Medial Tibial Pain Syndrome (Shin Splints)

Brief Outline of Medial Tibial Pain Syndrome – Shin Splints Shin splints are a common complaint of runners and other athletes who have just taken up running. Shin splints are actually a term used to cover all pain in the anterior shin area. There are several possible causes. Medial tibial pain syndrome, the most common cause […]

Lower Limb

Tibiofibular Joint Dislocation

Brief Outline of Tibiofibular Joint Dislocation The tibiofibular joint is the point where the tibia and fibula of the lower leg connect. This junction is at the inferior surface of the lateral epicondyle of the tibia, just below the knee joint. The tibiofibular joint only allows for very limited movement between the two bones. A tibiofibular […]

Lower Limb

Fractures (Tibia, Fibula)

Brief Outline of Fractures (Tibia, Fibula) Most human bones have outer shells of cortical bone, which means that the porosity is low, with cancellous bone underneath (high porosity). The cortical bone means that the structure is stiffer and capable of withstanding great stress. When the outer shell is cracked it is called a fracture. The bone may be either […]

Posterior Tibial Tendon
Lower Limb

Posterior Tibial Tendinitis

Brief Outline of Posterior Tibial Tendinitis Pain along the medial (inner) side of the lower leg, ankle, and foot may be the result of posterior tibial tendinitis. The posterior tibial tendon helps hold the longitudinal arch of the foot, which means there is a level of tension and friction in the tendon. If the arch […]