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What are any alternatives to surgery for exertional compartment syndrome?

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Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Modify activity

True exertional compartment syndrome will consistently be associated with the onset of pain when certain threshold of activity is reached.
If this consistently comes on with running after certain distance cut down on mileage or choose alternative activity that keeps you below threshold of symptoms (cycling). Also be sure of diagnosis: requires measurement of compartment pressures after exertion.

In brief: Modify activity

True exertional compartment syndrome will consistently be associated with the onset of pain when certain threshold of activity is reached.
If this consistently comes on with running after certain distance cut down on mileage or choose alternative activity that keeps you below threshold of symptoms (cycling). Also be sure of diagnosis: requires measurement of compartment pressures after exertion.
Dr. Darren Corteen
Dr. Darren Corteen
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Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Leg pain

Very slow and long warming up period .
Increase distances very slowly, slow down when symptoms start and if not better stop and ice the leg.Alternate days.Some time surgery if the only anwser.

In brief: Leg pain

Very slow and long warming up period .
Increase distances very slowly, slow down when symptoms start and if not better stop and ice the leg.Alternate days.Some time surgery if the only anwser.
Dr. Pietro Seni
Dr. Pietro Seni
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