Humans have adapted and evolved over time to cross different terrains and the lower limb in turn has evolved to work as a mobile system. The lower limb comprises of the hip which connects to the spine. The femur bone – surrounded by the quadraceps and hamstrings groups of muscles. The knee joint that connects to the fibula and tiba bones of the leg. They both via the ankle joint complex connect to the foot which is made up of 28 bones. The entire system works systematically with muscles and tendons in mere split seconds without any conscious idea thought or consideration from us. We just get up and go!
Until things start going wrong. With so many moving parts – literally – it is understandable that the study of the lower limb is fascinating as it is complex. Pain and discomfort can be as a result of a number of changes and limitations – some of them obvious, some which need more review investigation and treatment. Here are just a few of the most commonest ones.
What can be done by a Podiatrist?
Any pain in the joint benefits from being assessed. A Podiatrist can help with an accurate diagnosis and help get an effective treatment plan in place.