Compartment Syndrome in New Jersey
Compartment syndrome is a painful condition that occurs when pressure within the muscles builds to dangerous levels. Not only does it cause swelling and pain, but it can also lead to muscle and nerve damage and problems with blood flow.
In runners, compartment syndrome is usually due to overuse from repetitive stress. Extended rest is the most common treatment and by extended, we mean no running for several months.
Other treatment methods may include:
- Physical therapy
- Shoe inserts (orthotics)
- Anti-inflammatory medication
After such a break, you can gradually resume running slowly. If you remain pain-free, that might be the end of your problem. However, if your pain returns surgery is usually recommended.
Our expertise in sports Medicine has given us the privilege and honor of serving as the team Podiatrists for the New York Jets Professional Football team.
With our experience and training in sports medicine, we have the ability to make a rapid and accurate diagnosis and then offer a full spectrum of the latest and most effective treatment options, including non-surgical and surgical approaches.
We know how and when to incorporate rehabilitation, orthotics, shoes, and surgery into the treatment regimen. We understand when an athlete has the ability to return to their sport.
Advanced Pain Management
Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort. On a scale of ten, most of our patients report a pain level of 2 or less following surgery.
Personalized Treatment Plan
We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance, to give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.