Sport and Exercise – A Guide
Exercising and taking part in sports is generally good for your overall health and circulation, particularly your legs. However, intensive training and competing in sports regularly at a high level can lead to a range of sports-related leg problems.
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What leg problems can you get from sport?Injuries caused by sport include:
- Shin splints: this is pain at the front of the shin which starts early on during a training session, but eases when you stop exercising.
- Stress fractures: these also cause pain during training. It starts slowly during a session, but then persists once training is over. It also gets worse and more severe over time if training continues.
- Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS): this is a burning sensation or a feeling of tightness or cramp in the muscles. It gets worse during a session and also persists afterwards.
- Tendon degeneration: this is pain in the affected tendon area. It is felt after exercising, and then most of the time as the condition gets worse.