Lower limb problems

Here we list some common lower limb problems that we treat along with the self-help resources we recommend. There are links to useful information and tips on how you can manage your condition. We’ve also general advice on how to ease and control pain.

If your limb problem involves some form of arthritis, you can use Arthritis Research UK’s A-Z of arthritic conditions to find out more. There’s also a wide range of practical self-help advice in its Arthritis and daily life section.


Includes arthritis, bursitis, capsulitis, groin strain, sports injuries, osteoarthritis and trochanteric bursitis.

Arthritis Research UK: hip


Includes arthritis, anterior knee pain, tendonitis, ligament problems, joint replacements, cartilage/meniscal problems, fat pad irritation and sports injuries.

Arthritis Research UK: knee pain

Foot and ankle

Includes achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, sprained ankles, severs disease and sports injuries.

Arthritis Research UK: foot and ankle pain