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Lower Leg, Shin, Achilles & Ankle Pain - Colorado Injury + Pain Specialists

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Lower Leg, Shin, Achilles & Ankle Pain

Common causes of ankle pain, shin pain and calf pain including shin splints, calf strain, achilles tendinitis ankle sprains and a broken leg. Lower leg and ankle injuries are either acute sudden onset injuries such as an ankle sprain or they may come on gradually through over use or poor foot biomechanics.


  • Pain developed gradually
  • Pain increases with exercise
  • Pain at the back of the heel
  • Tender to touch the heel bone
  • Swelling
  • Red and warm to the touch
  • Footwear rubs and aggravates the pain
  • Pain eases with rest
  • Pain after exercise
  • Sudden onset of pain
  • Bruising
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Deformity
  • Pain on the outer mid-foot
  • Pain on the outer ankle
  • Tender to touch on the outer mid-foot
  • Pain when running a curve
  • Reduced ankle movement
  • Pain on weight bearing
  • Tender to touch on the outer ankle
  • Pain inside the ankle joint
  • Inability to weight bear
  • Pain in the shin
  • Pain the morning after exercise
  • Tender to press just inside the shin bone
  • Pain on stretching the shin muscles
  • Pain when starting exercise which fades throughout
  • Pain when pressing a specific point on the bone
  • Pain on the outer leg
  • Weakness when lifting the foot upwards
  • Constant pain
  • Pain at the front of the ankle
  • Pain when lifting the foot up against resistance
  • No pain
  • Foot drop
  • Pain in the achilles tendon
  • A popping / snapping sound or sensation
  • A gap may be felt in the achilles tendon
  • Inability to stand on tiptoes
  • No foot movement when squeezing the calf muscles (thompson's test)
  • Pain at the back of the ankle
  • Stiffness in the mornings
  • Pain when rising onto tiptoes
  • Tenderness when pressing the achilles tendon
  • Nodules or lumps felt in the achilles tendon
  • Pain worst in the morning
  • Pain in the calf
  • Tender to press into the calf muscles
  • Tight calf muscles
  • Pain when stretching the calf muscles
  • Decreased sensitivity in the front/side of the leg or top of the foot
  • Spasm of the muscles
  • Pain in the back of the knee
  • Pain when pressing the inner, top of the calf muscles
  • A hard area in the calf muscles
  • Pain on the inner ankle
  • Pain when pointing the foot down
  • Pain on kicking a ball
  • Pain when the ankle is forced into plantarflexion (downwards)
  • Tender when pressing in the front of the ankle
  • A bony lump at the front of the ankle
  • Pain when pushing the foot outwards against resistance
  • Pain when turning the sole of the foot in against resistance
  • Tender to touch the inner ankle
  • History of tibialis posterior injuries
  • A fallen arch
  • Pain when the ankle is forced into dorsiflexion (upwards)
  • Tender to touch the ankle bone
  • Clicking, catching or locking

Getting a Diagnosis for your Lower Leg Pain
If you have tingling, numbness, or pain in your lower leg, shin, Achilles or ankle, see a doctor. He or she will take your medical history, examine you, and possibly perform tests. These may include X-rays, imaging scans, or blood tests. After the examination the pain management doctors and pain management professionals at CIPAIN will clearly explain to you the condition, possible sources of your pain and which pain treatment will help elevate your pain along with possible course of action and next steps.

Our Doctor will help determine the best course of action to help you with your lower leg pain.


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