Episode 63-Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
Let's get a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of CECS:
- Usually bilateral
- Dorsiflexion weakness/foot drop
- Severe aching pain (which relieves with rest within 1 hour)
- Common in the pes planus foot.
- "Calves get hard"
Diagnosis gold standard is Intra-compartmental pressure testing. But you can use a blood pressure cuff around the calf. If the pain gets worse it is diagnostic for CECS.
- Calf stretching
- Strengthening hip abductors and ER's
- Try compression socks.
- Change to mid-foot running
Video of patient with CECS: https://youtu.be/9M3aCZTDJjg
Video of EZ Slant intro: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Nn4Nfz-GDDzKlXYAe9TQw
EZ Slant website: http://ezslant.com/