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RE: Chronic anterior compartment syndrome
I caught CS early in its development on me a few years back and was fortunate enough not to have to go through surgery. However, while I was taking time off to recover from this, I researched the hell out of compartment syndrome. I discovered that in many cases, surgery isn't the answer. The smartest thing to do is take 2-3 months off and beging running again. If there is similar pain still occurring in the area, see your doctor again. If you are re-diagnosed, i have been told that you should seek surgery. However, I have heard many stories of people with CS. Some were cured by one surgery and others have had several surgeries to try and fix the problem.
The one thing that you have to clarify is if it is the motor nerve or the sensory nerve that is getting infringed upon. If it is the motor nerve, then you have to take extreme caution with whatever you do.
My doctor diagnosed me early enough to where he believed surgery wasn't the best option. Instead, I got a deep tissue massage every other day for 6 weeks and i was running after 2 and a half months. The massages at first are a real pain, but you get used to it.
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