Posterior Compartment Syndrome is caused by direct impact or injury to the posterior calf muscles or due to the gradual growth of the muscle, increasing pressure within the muscle compartment causing pain.
What is it?
Posterior Compartment Syndrome is a condition where the muscles in the posterior calf become too big for the sheath surrounding them.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include aching in the lower posterior leg, especially after running, pain in plantar flexion movements, and sometimes weakness in the foot.
Assessment techniques may include an evaluation of pain levels and location and strength testing for limitations.
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