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Calf Muscle Compartment Syndrome
Calf cramps: You seem to be very concerned about having a compartment syndrome in your lower legs. As a sports medicine MD, I personally suffer from Achilles tendinitis and myositis of the calf muscles and assure you most calf cramps are the benign result of overuse. Exercise induced chronic compartment syndrome is a rare but serious cause of calf pain. Please see an MD ASAP to check for compartment pressures! ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome? Venous? No known injury.
Yes: Compartment syndrome is an uncommon complication of running. However, it does happen in runners due to stress is placed on the muscles of the leg. If you develop pain that does not get better, or you start to experience the nerve changes (numbness, tingling, or weakness) see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
May- thurner: This is a syndrome that can cause blood clots . So it is entirely possible to have pain in those regions . A visit to the diagnosing physician is appropriate to rule out DVT . ...Read more
How effective is MRI at diagnosing compartment syndrome or chronic exertional compartment syndrome?
In derotational osteotomy tibia, which muscle compartments usually get fasciotomy? Have CS in anterior & deep compartments of leg and medal of foot.
Derotational or high: 4 DJD?derotational R usually done in kids with severe deformity, & no compartments released. If it was high & derotational or 4 DJD, compartments R not routinely released. CS is a complication that must B watched 4 & addressed if develops post op. I have not had this as a complication but it's always in Ur mind post op, then all 4 should B released. Some use cont pressure monitoring & do the high ...Read more
Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?
Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases can sometimes be associated with inflammatory joints and result in laxity. This can can create instability and can create abnormal pull/strain in some muscles - particularly those that are responsible for balance. ...Read more
Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the knee, bringing your heel towards your hip. Otc anti inflammatory meds can help. See an orhopaedist if you experience snapping or clicking in your hip. ...Read more
Annular tear L4/L5 disc. Could that cause aching in leg muscles @ night, intermittent knee weakness, numbness in lateral quad in L leg, sweating fits?
Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm
Lump in muscle : should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility that it something more like a sarcoma which is rAre. But not unheard of It's more notable if it's a lump in a muscle if it's truly within the muscle than which muscle one thinks it is. it is in the forearm. ...Read more
Besides exertional compartment syndrome, what other things would cause gastrocnemius contracture whereby need to flex at knee to dorsiflex foot?
Achilles tightness: As you've mentioned 'exertional compartment syndrome', I'm going to guess that you: 1. have had this diagnosed and 2. have transitory symptoms. Compartment syndrome usually presents with pallor, pain, paraesthesias, 'pins and needles' sensation and pulselessness. If your calf simply feels tight, it doesn't rule out CS, but it is less likely. Chronic CS should be worked up before a muscle tear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mayo clinic website : Recommends the following for medial tibial stress syndrome, commonly known as shin splints: rest, ice to the effected area, decrease swelling by elevating leg above the heart, wear proper shoes, consider getting arch supports, and take otc pain meds. If your doctor has ordered something else, however, i would follow his or her directions because they know your case well. ...Read more
See below: The sartorius muscle runs from the anterior and lateral thigh proximally to the the medial aspect of the knee distally; it is actually the longest muscle in the body. Sartorius muscle syndrome refers to symptoms that can arise from this muscle through a number of potential etiologies; typically causing anterior thigh and medial knee pain ...Read more
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