Compartment Syndrome....(Calling all Runners)

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    Feb 14, 2015 2:54 PM GMT
    Runners

    I was diagnosed with Compartment Syndrome a few years back...and went ahead and got the surgery on my left leg.

    Just wanted to know if anyone else on here has had the same experience.....I want to see if anyone knows anything about how to manage/live with the problem!
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    Feb 15, 2015 4:27 AM GMT
    Hi,

    I don't have compartment syndrome but I did get similar aches and pains which I thought were shin splints. Later got them resolved through some foam rolling on the shins from the knees down to the ankle area..if you haven't done foam rolling I highly recommend it! icon_smile.gif

    Regards,
    Craig
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    Feb 15, 2015 4:34 AM GMT
    How does one develop compartment syndrome? From what I've seen/read on the internet, this usually occurs as a result of some traumatic injury, like in a car accident.
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    Feb 16, 2015 4:37 AM GMT
    wowee saidHi,

    I don't have compartment syndrome but I did get similar aches and pains which I thought were shin splints. Later got them resolved through some foam rolling on the shins from the knees down to the ankle area..if you haven't done foam rolling I highly recommend it! icon_smile.gif

    Regards,
    Craig


    Compartment syndrome is inflammation of a muscle group inside its fascial sheath/compartment.
    If you foam roll over those muscle you could trigger more swelling..which would make symptoms worse... avoid it unless your surgeon or physio OKs it.
    The fascia that causes shin splints attaches to the shin bone and as it is repeatedly worked and not released, it thickens and tightens in a disorganized way.

    If you loosen up fascia, it gives the muscles more space to work and if any swelling or fluid builds up it won't cause as much pain until it gets critical.
    So that'd manage symptoms.

    Grounding or earthing has also been shown to reduce swelling so try ending exercise with you bare feet in the dirt.
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    Apr 26, 2015 2:00 AM GMT
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    wowee saidHi,

    I don't have compartment syndrome but I did get similar aches and pains which I thought were shin splints. Later got them resolved through some foam rolling on the shins from the knees down to the ankle area..if you haven't done foam rolling I highly recommend it! icon_smile.gif

    Regards,
    Craig


    Compartment syndrome is inflammation of a muscle group inside its fascial sheath/compartment.
    If you foam roll over those muscle you could trigger more swelling..which would make symptoms worse... avoid it unless your surgeon or physio OKs it.
    The fascia that causes shin splints attaches to the shin bone and as it is repeatedly worked and not released, it thickens and tightens in a disorganized way.

    If you loosen up fascia, it gives the muscles more space to work and if any swelling or fluid builds up it won't cause as much pain until it gets critical.
    So that'd manage symptoms.

    Grounding or earthing has also been shown to reduce swelling so try ending exercise with you bare feet in the dirt.



    Waiting for the weather to STAY nice....then tons of Earthing will be had!
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    Apr 26, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    xrichx saidHow does one develop compartment syndrome? From what I've seen/read on the internet, this usually occurs as a result of some traumatic injury, like in a car accident.


    That's the real frustrating part about all this. No, there was no trauma. It just slowly developed. I ran in high school and college....now just learning how to deal.

    I had the surgery in my left leg. The right leg goes through phases. Even the doctors/surgeons are a little confused hah. I'm just trying to learn how to deal!