Shin splints are a painful problem that is caused by repeated
stress to the bones and muscles without proper conditioning or
rest between activity. Proper stretching and warm-up
exercises help prevent this condition as well as wearing proper
fitting footwear for your activity. Ice, taping, orthotics
and braces can help control and prevent shin splints.
Compartment Syndrome occurs when there is a traumatic injury,
often a strong blow to the leg, or swelling following
surgery. When pressure builds up in the leg, the compartment
containing the muscle and nerve fibers cannot easily expand.
It can be an acute problem requiring a trip to the emergency room
to relieve the pressure in the leg. Without it, the syndrome
can lead to paralysis, loss of the limb and even death. The
chronic condition brings pain, swelling, burning and
numbness. These symptoms often disappear after resting.
Please see your podiatrist right away as pressure may need to be
relieved to prevent further injury.
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