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May 28, 2009 9:57 AM

Treatment for Lateral Compartment Syndrome


After 10 years of sedentary sloth, I began running again this spring. A

Clydesdale , I was up to 3 miles day, 5 miles on Saturday, with Sunday

off. Feeling great. I run in New Balance 1011's with Superfeet inserts.

Then I started having problems with my left leg. After 10 minutes of

running, my foot would begin to flop on the pavement, and I developed

pain in the outside of my shin. I could not finish two runs in a row.

Went to see a podiatrist, who gave me some stretches to do. These did

not help. He suspects I have lateral compartment syndrome. I have

stopped running completely, and I am going crazy.


I see a sports MD in a few weeks, but in reading up on LCS, all I see

is surgery. Has anyone tried -- with success -- other, more

conservative methods. i.e., compression stocking, different shoes,

different orthotics, massage, acupuncture, aromatherapy, voodoo, etc.?




Help!  I am desperate to get back on the roads!




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