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What are the symptoms of compartment syndrome?

What are the symptoms of compartment syndrome?

Compartment: Initially, significant pain and swelling within a confined muscle group. May have paleness, numbness, diminished pulse, less contractile muscle. Later may have atrophy & contractures with weakness. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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


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How long will it take for symptoms of compartment syndrome to set in?

How long will it take for symptoms of compartment syndrome to set in?

Soon: True compartment syndrome is not too common. If it occurs it can develop over a few hours, often as a result of severe trauma or injury. Symptoms of pain, numbness, and reduced motor function of the extremity can sometimes be a later sign of advanced or prolonged compartment syndrome. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of compartment syndrome to set in?

Acute CS: It is a very severe and serious condition that can result in nerve and muscle damage if not treated. It results from pressure on those tissues, often from fracture, crush injury or lack of blood flow to the tissue. Symptoms will usually be apparent in a few hours. It is a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of exertional compartment syndrome?

What are some symptoms of exertional compartment syndrome?

Pain: Discomfort and pain in the legs and feet are most common. Typically occurs after running or performing an activity for a set amount of time. Will get better after stopping activity. You may also have numbness and tingling in the legs/feet. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of exertional compartment syndrome? Can it be caused from high jump and hurdling in track? If so does it stop in the offseason?

What are the symptoms of exertional compartment syndrome? Can it be caused from high jump and hurdling in track? If so does it stop in the offseason?

Let us to help: The most common symptom is pain during with activity that is quickly relieved with rest. Patients may notice a tingling or numbness in the leg or foot due to lack of blood flow to the nerves. Often when the symptoms are present, the area over the muscles of the front of the leg feels very tight. Yes it could.It suppose to stop when activity stop unless it turn to be chrnic one. ...Read more

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Can smoking trigger/increase symptoms of chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Probably/why risk it: Cecs happens due to reduced blood flow in muscle areas. It happens in physically active people, for whom smoking can rob oxygen and reduce your exercise tolerance. In any person, tobacco exposes you to 50 known carcinogens plus carbon monoxide and other chemicals. Best thing would be not risking any tobacco (and it gets harder to stop as you get older). Free, no-nag help at 800-quit-now. ...Read more

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Plz explain why I recently had surgery for anterior compartment syndrome and now I have the same symptoms in my calves?

Plz explain why I recently had surgery for anterior compartment syndrome and now I have the same symptoms in my calves?

Please see the : Diagram, this explain to you there are four compartment in the leg you could one in involve or all of them. You had anterior one release alone before and know the posterior one will be released. ...Read more

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Can you have chronic exertional compartment syndrome ONLY affecting the plantar region of the feet? How would symptoms be for such a patient?

Can you have chronic exertional compartment syndrome ONLY affecting the plantar region of the feet? How would symptoms be for such a patient?

See a foot doctor: Usually doctors analyses symptoms and signs and confirm with the physical examination or ruled out specific diagnosis and come up with a diagnosis it is not a good idea to read about a big rare diagnosis and see if it fit your symptoms if you are having pain in your feet most likely it is plantar fasciitis see a foot doctor the compartment syndrome can but rarely affect the Feet good luck ...Read more