Knee and leg conditions
Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) is a knee and leg pain treatment centre in Balmain, Sydney. Our chiropractors use the highest standards in evidence-based treatments for knee and leg pain and discomfort.
Medial collateral ligament (MCL) Injury
A sprained or injured medial collateral ligament or MCL injury is a ligament tear on the inside of the knee. This injury is usually the result of twisting or direct impact on the knee. Early treatment is the key to long-term success with this injury.
Medial meniscus tear
A meniscus tear is a tear to the inside cartilage ring of the knee. This is a prevalent injury in sports and activities that involve twisting and bending the knee.
Anterior cruciate ligament tear
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common in sport. Most ACL tears occur from non-contact injuries. Non-contact injuries result from cutting (side-stepping), twisting and changing direction. Rehabilitation is important with ACL injuries.
Iliotibial band syndrome
Iliotibial band syndrome is pain on the outside of the knee and is sometimes known as runners knee, ITB syndrome or ITBFS. It is a common injury in sport.
Jumpers knee or patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury that results in pain at the front of the knee, localised at a point towards the bottom of the kneecap. Patellar tendinopathy is a similar term that describes this injury.
Osgood Schlatters disease
Osgood Schlatters disease is the common cause of knee pain in children aged 10 – 15 years old. It can result in a painful lump at the front of the knee that is visually obvious in most cases.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is also referred to as runners knee, patellofemoral joint syndrome and anterior knee pain is a term that is used to describe pain experienced at the front of the knee and around the knee area.
Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury
A lateral ligament sprain is an injury to the outside of the knee that occurs because of a tear to the LCL ligament. The most common cause of this is a direct blow to the inside of the knee, especially if there is some twisting.
Shin splint symptoms involve pain that comes on gradually on the inside of the shinbone. Shin splints are caused by the shin bone becoming bruised (stress response – bone bruise) and then forming small stress fractures. It is common in runners, splinters and athletes involved in jumping sports.
Calf pain is common in many athletes and individuals involved in sports participation. Calf pain can result from tightness, calf strains and a variety of other calf muscle problems.
Calf strains are also known as calf tears. Calf tears can result acutely (suddenly) or overtime (chronically). Calf strains are common in sports such as AFL and soccer. Many runners also get calf strains.
Achilles tendonitis or Achilles tendinopathy is a condition of the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendinopathy typically results in calf and Achilles tendon pain. It can reduce someones ability to run and play sports. Often the Achilles tendon becomes stiff and sore first thing in the mornings.
Peroneal tendonitis is an injury that occurs to the muscles and tendons of the peroneal muscles. These muscles reside on the outside of the calf muscle. It is a common injury in sports and running athletes.