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Re: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome

Re: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome

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Posted by sarah on August 30, 2000 at 22:58:48:

In Reply to: Re: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome posted by Virginia on August 27, 2000 at 15:06:36:

: : Chronic shin splints are very common with compartment diagnosis. Shin splints cause small tears in the bone sheath and can be extremely painful although not usually permanent. I had a facsiotomy done on my right leg just over a year ago and experienced a 90% recovery. I still experience pain to touch over the incision site and severe pain with running but there has been a graet improvement on the walking end of things. Has anyone elsehad similar experiences? I would love some ideas on how to increase my running. I have tried starting very slow and short distances but still find myself having to stop after a few minutes. I am booked to see my surgeon again in two weeks time because I feel I have used all my resources.
: : I had a fascia release in my lateral compartments in both legs. I still have pain at rest. I still get symptoms as well with exercise, but they are not as severe. I am extremely point sensitive under my ankle bone, along the base of my foot. Has anyone else experienced this? I have been told by some that I may have it in my anterior compartment as well, but I am very frustrated and would like to talk with others whe have gone through the same surgery.

I was running sprints and long jumping in track last year, and it felt as if my legs would break off. I have a very high pain tolerance, and this has topped the worst. I've been to multiple doctors who have all diagnosed me w/ shin splints. The problem is they are chronic, even when I don't excercise. No they are not as bad as those first 2 weeks, when I kept trying to do 400m sprints on them, but they still ache on the inside bone, about 1/3 of the way up from my ankle. I also experience pain at rest, even though I haven't ran in 3 months. When I try to run, they still ache. This makes me very angry, because A)It's never been a problem before B) I didn't know shin splints could hurt this bad, and C)My doctor says I cannot run anymore...which excludes both of my favorite sports, cross-country and soccer. This is very dissapointing, because I've always been "the great runner" and now I'm not. I need to find an alternative sport besides swimming or biking. The doctor said too much rollerblading isn't good either, since it is still the pounding, just not as much pounding as running. Please e-mail me if you have any suggestions. Thanks.

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