Lateral Compartment Syndrome is caused by direct impact or injury to the peroneus brevis and peroneus longus muscles, due to the quick growth of these muscles, or from biomechanical issues. Anti-inflammatories or massage and manual techniques are proven viable treatment options for this condition.
What is it?
Lateral Compartment Syndrome is a condition when the peroneus brevis and peroneus longus muscles grow or swell too big for the sheath that holds them, causing pain.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain in the posterior calf muscles, particularly in walking or running, swelling on the back of the calf, and tenderness in the area.
Assessment methods include evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength limitations, reported aching in the calf muscle, and observed swelling in the area.
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