We at Caneva Foot and Ankle Clinic strive to provide you with excellent care and strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on prevention, diagnoses, and treatment. Utilizing both conservative and surgical means. Please use our Podiatric library to learn more about foot problems and treatment available if you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
Compartment syndrome, a build-up of pressure within the tissue of the foot, is a painful condition that can result in tissue damage. Potential causes are injury (acute compartment syndrome) or exercise (exertional compartment syndrome).
When compartment syndrome occurs following an injury, immediate surgery is required to prevent damage to the nerves, blood vessels and muscles of the foot.
Exercise-induced compartment syndrome is a chronic condition, and is usually not a medical emergency. It commonly occurs in seasoned athletes who perform repetitive motions while running, bicycling and swimming. Symptoms include aching, burning or cramping, and can be confused with shin splints. The symptoms are usually relieved by discontinuing the exercise.