Anterior Compartment Syndrome is also referred to as anterior shin splints. In acute cases, onset is relatively sudden and is often due to direct impact or injury of the tibialis anterior muscle. In more gradual cases, pain onset is more gradual.
What is it?
Anterior Compartment Syndrome is a painful condition where the tibialis anterior muscle grows or swells too big for the surrounding muscle sheath.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain in the tibialis anterior muscle area, weakness or pain in plantarflexion and dorsiflexion, and tingling or numbness sensations.
Assessment techniques involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength limitations, and inquiring into the patient history of pain symptoms relating to activities, such as an increase in pain when running or walking.
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