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Lateral Lower Leg

Examples of Conditions Treated:

Peroneal Nerve
After travelling down the back of the leg the sciatic nerve splits into a number of smaller divisions. One of these divisions is called the peroneal nerve. It wraps itself around the head of the fibula on the outside of the knee and then splits and communicates with the muscles and skin in the lower leg. This nerve is responsible for transmitting impulses to and from the leg, foot, and toes. When damaged, these muscles may become weak and sensation may be lost.

Factors that can increase your chance of peroneal nerve injury include:

  • Recent trauma to leg
  • Having a cast on your  leg
  • Frequently sitting with legs crossed
  • Long periods of bed rest

Fibula Stress fractures
Stress fractures are hairline cracks in the bone secondary to overload. Low force levels consistently repeated over a long period of time. Stress fractures can be caused by a sudden increase in training (mileage, intensity, frequency) or by a change in terrain altering your biomechanical loading whilst running. Biomechanical imbalance within the body and nutritional deficiencies (too few calories to compensate for the energy burned during activity) can also be causative factors.