Compartment Syndrome

About- Compartment syndrome is a serious and painful condition that occurs when too much pressure is built up within and between muscles and is caused by bleeding or swelling within an enclosed bundle of muscles.

Symptoms-
 A Bulge in the affected muscle
Numbness or paralysis
Problem moving the foot, arm, or affected area
Severe pain, especially when the muscle is stretched  
Tightness in the muscle
Tingling or burning sensation
 
Causes-

Compartment syndrome is caused by bleeding or swelling within an enclosed bundle of muscles. Possible reasons are
 A severely bruised muscle
A blood clot in a blood vessel in an arm or leg
Burns
Extremely vigorous exercise
Fractures
Heavy drinking or drug use
Overly tight bandaging or casting
Prolonged limb compression 
Severe trauma or injuries
Steroid use
Surgery to blood vessels of an arm or leg

Specialists to Visit -
 Emergency Medicine Doctor

Orthopedic Surgeon
Trauma Surgeon

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References-
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https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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