There are many different injuries that can affect the foot and lower leg, from muscle or ligament strain, to tendonitis or fractures. This page provides specific information on different types of fractures and tendonitis that can cause pain in the feet and lower leg.
If you would like more information about other injury types, check out our interactive pain locator where you’ll find links to a range of lower limb conditions and injuries.
Did you know that one-quarter of the bones in the human body are located in the foot and ankle? Each human foot contains about 26 bones that together endure strong forces in order to support the human body. As a result, it’s no surprise that many different types of fracture can occur to bones in the foot and ankle.
Tendons are made of fibrous connective tissue, that attach muscles to bones. In this way, tendons in the lower leg enable muscles to move the skeleton of the foot and ankle. With repetitive movements, or irritation from other causes, tendons can become inflamed and painful.