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Paleo approach to a 'syndrome' (Compartment Syndrome)

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 06, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Does anyone have experience with or knowledge of compartment syndrome in the forearm? I know it's a long shot, but I'm hoping someone can shed some light on non-invasive treatment besides rest (sucks), lots of anti-flammatories, or manual massage.

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on July 07, 2012
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whatever is present in my arm is not welcome and will be forced out soon! i see a PRT specialist and a structural integration specialist on a regular basis for 'maintenance', so i'll have them dig into it.

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Yeah, that's manual massage... Sucks, but it works!

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ice and elevation combined with a foam roller- eventually that fascia will stretch.

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at 06:42 AM

Yeah, that's manual massage... Sucks, but it works!

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on July 06, 2012
at 04:48 PM

Massage is the best and least invasive treatment for compartment syndrome. Acupuncture might help or dry needling, but needles are way more invasive that massage and of course a fasciotomy would be ridiculous when massage will work, it just might be uncomfortable if you go too fast.

My advice would be to find a good massage therapist and start your journey of healing. You could also have a friend walk on your arm. All of your options involve some discomfort and inconvenience. There is no magic pill for tight fascia. The good news is that you can totally recover without surgery.

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on July 07, 2012
at 03:47 AM

whatever is present in my arm is not welcome and will be forced out soon! i see a PRT specialist and a structural integration specialist on a regular basis for 'maintenance', so i'll have them dig into it.

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