Is it typical to check for compartment syndrome when a muscle hernia is found in the leg?

Compartment syndrome. Compartment syndrome is typically an emergency, associated with trauma, fracture, pain and swelling in the limb. A pressure monitor device can be used to measure compartment pressures when in doubt. It required a needle inserted into your leg in several locations. Done in emergency room or hospital.

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Over time does exertional compartment syndrome cause all of the compartments in the lower leg to be affected? Smaller tenser muscles?

Not likely. The anterior compartment is the tightest, and when you're having pain there you usually stop exerting yourself, reducing the pressure there and in all the compartments. It is possible in other compartments though, and the syndrome has been described in every compartment of arms and legs. In my experience it's limited to one compartment at t time just the same. Read more...

Is it true that quick fatigue/cramping of a muscle in the leg compared to the other leg is a symptom of compartment syndrome?

Maybe. Exertional compartment syndrome is characterized by reproducible aching in calf often associated with foot tingling or numbness when exercising due to swelling of the muscle in the confined area the nerves and blood vessels go thru Measuring the pressure with a needle before and after exercise makes the diagnosis Surgery fixes it. Read more...

Multiple leg fasciotomies. Fascia scars shut & compartment syndrome returns. All closed imm. Stryker test high, muscle damage & cavus foot. Any ideas?

Try different PT. Hi there, I deal with compartment syndrome. I am not surgeon but sports med. The surgery is so hit or miss and your results are occurring about 20-30 percent of the time. Have you had graston type PT or a good manual therapist? I know people in different areas, you can find people on amssm.org if you would like. Read more...
??? I'm not sure what you're asking. You have recurrent compartment syndrome? How to treat the residual effects of cavus foot? Where was the C.S.-Leg? Foot? This is too complex for 400 words. See an orthopedic surgeon trained in foot and ankle. Read more...

Would vascular surgeon amputate leg to stop long-term compartment syndrome pressure in leg/foot, if no ortho surgeon will release? Pain/muscle damage

No. Amputations are only done in the most severe cases of infection coupled with poor vascular supply and compartment syndrome is neither. Read more...
Yes, to reduce pain. I'm trying to understand. It seems like at least one like has had multiple interventions for compartment syndrome with resultant nerve pain in foot drop. If the leg still has pain unresolved medical therapy, or it is not of any particular used to the patient. If that leg has become a handicap to the individual resulting in further decompensate, then an amputation may be the best option. Read more...

I have "compartment syndrome of thigh muscles". How do I find a specialist for treating it. Also for "greater trochanteric synd injuries involved ankles, knees, hips, with strain to soft tissues of both legs which was followed by upper and lower swellin

You . You will likely see your primary care physician to discuss your specific symptoms. Then, you will be referred to a specialist such as an orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine doctor who can help you and develop a treatment regimen for you. Be prepared to discuss your medications, the onset of the syndrome, how this is affecting your daily life, and your specific symptoms. Read more...

Can muscle cramping in the calf cause 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...