Lower Limb – Calf and Shin

Lower Limb

Knowing the area: The lower leg area, i.e. the calf and shins, is comprised of two major muscles – one attached to the back of the thigh and one behind the knee.

Common Problems: Muscle strains, aching shins.

Common Cause: Aching shins or ‘shin splints’ are usually problems of joggers or runners who have switched shoes, changed running surfaces or have stepped up the pace of their workout.