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Calf Strain

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Calf Strain A calf strain is an injury to the muscles in the calf area (the back of the lower leg below the knee). The calf muscle is actually composed of up to 9 separate muscles, any of which can be injured individually or together. Calf …

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Bunion (Hallux Valgus)

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Bunion (Hallux Valgus) A bunion (hallux valgus) is a large bump on the side of the foot that develops at the base of the big toe. It is common for a bunion to become inflamed and swollen, causing foot pain. Although anyone can develop a bunion, …

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Blount’s Disease

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Blount’s Disease Blount’s disease is a growth disorder affecting the shin bone, also called the tibia, and is characterized by the lower leg turning inward, causing the leg to appear bowed below the knee. Blount’s disease can affect toddlers, children, and adolescents. Although the exact cause …

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