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Compartment syndrome

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  • Posted By: Timmar
  • March 11, 2012
  • 02:03 PM

I am 32 and have never been a runner. I have tried for over 12 years to find out why my legs ache, are heavy and hurt. In the last month I Found out it was compartment syndrome. I did the MRI and the compartmental pressure testing. I am schedule for surgery in May. My resting pressure in the lateral and anterior compartments(measured after off my feet for one hour and 10 in the morning) was 26 and 24. After 11 minutes of exercise it jumped to 35-38.

I danced from 3-18, skated, played volleyball and was active but all the stories I see on this are from runners. My mom noticed knots on my legs at the age of 8. They were diagnosed as cysts. Now i know they are hernias where the muscle broke through. There are 4 on one leg and 2 on the other. I was just wondering if anyone other than a runner has gone through this. I am interested also in recovery after the fasciotomy. The doctor says 4-6 weeks and you feel some better but 6 months to be 100% again. Also, is there more risk of muscle injury if you hit your legs after surgery?

I am also worried that allowing my muscles room to expand will make my lower leg the same size around as my thigh??? Just looking for Experiences and questions.

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