Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (Pressure Testing)
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome is a muscle and nerve condition caused by exercise that causes pain, swelling, and sometimes disability in the affected muscles of the legs or arms.
Causes and Risk Factors
The following factors increase your chances of developing chronic exertional compartment syndrome:
- Age. Although chronic exertional compartment syndrome can affect people of any age, it is most common in male and female athletes under the age of 30.
- Exercise type. Running and other high-impact activities raise your risk of developing the condition.
- Overtraining. Working out too hard or too frequently can also increase your chances of developing chronic exertional compartment syndrome.