Exertional Compartment Syndrome
Here’s an update on this often-misdiagnosed overuse condition
Exertional compartment syndrome can come in two forms—acute or chronic (AECS and CECS, respectively). Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) has become an issue that has plagued many active individuals, particularly those engaged in repetitive strain (e.g., runners). The symptoms described by individuals have been consistent: pain, cramping, muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling. However, the time required for these symptoms vary between individuals.
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