Exercise induced compartment syndrome in a professional footballer


Cetinus E., Uzel M., Bilgic E., Karaoguz A., Herdem M.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, vol.38, no.2, pp.227-229, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/bjsm.2003.004630
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-229

Abstract

Recurrent pain in the lower leg caused by exercise is a common problem in athletes. The main causes are exercise induced compartment syndrome, periostitis of the tibia, stress fracture, venous diseases, obliterative arterial diseases, and shin splints. Exercise induced compartment syndrome is the least common. A recurrent tightening or tense sensation and aching in anatomically defined compartments is pathognomonic. The symptoms are caused by abnormally high pressure in compartments of the leg during and after exercise. In this report, a case of exercise induced compartment syndrome in a professional footballer is described.