chronic exertional compartment syndrome


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anterior compartment syndrome

A condition that typically arises in the anterior compartment of the lower leg, characterised by cramping, pain and tightness, often with numbness and tingling in the foot.
An uncommon, exercise-induced neuromuscular disorder caused by oedema within muscular compartment

chronic exertional compartment syndrome

Sports medicine
A condition that usually arises in the anterior compartment of the lower leg, characterized by cramping, pain, and tightness, often with numbness and tingling in the foot. Cf Medial tibial stress syndrome.
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Coleman, "Bilateral chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm: a case report and review of the literature," Current Sports Medicine Reports, vol.
T's symptoms-bilateral persistent leg pain, with tingling in both feet, and little improvement with rest-strongly suggest that she has chronic exertional compartment syndrome. Intracompartmental pressure testing, which reveals pre-exercise values [greater than or equal to]15 mm Hg and post-exercise values of [greater than or equal to]30 mm Hg at one minute, confirms the diagnosis.
Objective criteria for diagnosis of chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the leg were defined by Pedowitz et al.
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome is a relatively common condition, occurring in approximately 30% of athletes with chronic leg pain [15].
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome in the upper extremity is considered rare, with only case reports available in the literature.
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm is common and is a well-known clinical condition.

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