Top
10
Doctor insights on: Shin Splints Vs Compartment Syndrome

Share
1

1
Are 'shin splints' a type of compartment syndrome?

Are 'shin splints' a type of compartment syndrome?

Some things close: Shin splints" is not a specific diagnosis. It is merely a descriptive term that describes chronic exertional shin pain in an athlete. The evidence seems clear that shin splint pain has many different causes and this reflects the variation in the anatomy. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
144 doctors shared insights

Compartment Syndrome (Definition)

In short the pressure in a muscular compartment increases due to swelling or bleeding which prevents the normal blood flow from returning to the heart you will initially get some numbness and tingling then severe pain and possibly permanent damage to the ...Read more


2

2
I've got really bad shin splints/exertional compartment syndrome. Help?

I've got really bad shin splints/exertional compartment syndrome. Help?

See your foot doc: You need to walk in orthotics 1st, and they may need be custom ones that a podiatrist could make/ order for you. ...Read more

3

3
If have shin splints and compartment syndrome, what cardio can I do that won't aggravate them?

If have shin splints and compartment syndrome, what cardio can I do that won't aggravate them?

Swimming: Non impact activities which use large muscle groups will give you both cardio and shouldn't aggravate shin splints. Exertional compartment syndrome tends to get worse w activities like running. Some people even elect to get compartment releases to alleviate the symptoms so they can run. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Been told I have exercise-induced compartment syndrome, had it for 5 years is there anything i can do to make it better and stop the pain in my shins?

Been told I have exercise-induced compartment syndrome, had it for 5 years is there anything i can do to make it better and stop the pain in my shins?

Bicycle: Exertional compartment syndrome is caused by increased pressure during exercise in the compartments of the lower leg induced by swelling/edema of the exercising muscles. If you can reduce the volume of the compartments, you can reduce the problem. Bicycling specifically targets the lower legs and slims them down. Put in 30-40 min. 4-5 days a week on a exercise bike...It works. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Is it possible to have a severe bone bruise of the tibia cause compartment syndrome in the lower thigh of the same leg.

Is it possible to have a severe bone bruise of the tibia cause compartment syndrome in the lower thigh of the same leg.

Compartment syndrome: Is not likely to move up to the thigh from the lower leg. The fascia of the muscles of the legs and arms is so tight that it doesn't allow for expansion in the crushed muscle so the swelling leads to pain and damage to additional muscle and can result in loss of the limb in extreme cases. Have it checked in an emergency room...Special equipment to measure increase in pressure in the muscle. ...Read more

6

6
Can you tell me about compartment syndrome?

Swelling causes ...,: Increased pressure in a compartment( of the leg , for example) from trauma , surgery, fracture, etc. W/ resultant swelling, bleeding may lead to impairment of blood flow to the extremity. Acute compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency requiring fascial compt.Release.Early symptoms can be non-specific( numbness, inc.Pain).If there is any suspicion of acs compt.Pressures should be measured. ...Read more

7

7
Can runners get anterior compartment syndrome?

Can runners get anterior compartment syndrome?

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

9

9
My sister has compartment syndrome. What does this mean?

Leg swelling/pain: The muscles of the extremities are compartmentalized or occupy spaces of a finite volume anything anything which increases the pressure within these compartments (swelling of muscle, bleeding, persistent external compression, a mass, etc) can impair blood flow into the compartment. This is experienced as pain as the muscle is deprived of oxygen. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What are the complications after fasciectomy for compartment syndrome?

What are the complications after fasciectomy for compartment syndrome?

Several: Upper extremity? Lower extremity? Cause of injury? Trauma? Vascular? Tissue loss, neuropathy, skin slough, infection, recurrence, swelling, need for graft ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
653 doctors shared insights

Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


Dr. Mark Galland
262 doctors shared insights

Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more