I Have Compartment Syndrome

A Compartment Syndrome anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Compartment Syndrome. You're not alone. 40 People

    Army Medic

    My name is John. I am a medic in the us army. Running was everything to me. My prude, strength and happiness. Most notably my happiness. It was my therapy for everything. I would lace up and run 10 20 sometimes 30 miles if I was sad. When my wife left me while deployed I ran...
    Dinomedic Dinomedic
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

    Hopefully someone can give me some advice.

    . I was diagnosed with compartment syndrome in 2011 in my senior year of high school. I was playing a lot of soccer and I was misdiagnosed with shin splints at first. I then went to the doctor after a long time of pain when I played and they did Mris on both ankles and feet. It...
    lmaxwell7 lmaxwell7
    22-25, F
    Jun 19, 2014

    I Have Compartment Syndrome.

    Hello.  I'm a 19 year old college student from New York.  I developed compartment syndrome after spraining my ankle.  I twisted it wearing high heels.    At first, I didn't think anything of it because I wasn't in too much pain but the next day, my...
    BiscoDiscuits BiscoDiscuits
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 12, 2010

    8 Years Sufferer.

    Hey, I'm Ben. Hope this is the right area in which to seek support. I have been suffering with Chronic Compartment Syndrome ever since I was 14 years old (now 22) and have grown increasingly frustrated with the lack of knowledge shown by the medical professionals that I have...
    InferiorAnterior InferiorAnterior
    22-25
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2012

    My name is Cindy. I was hit head-on on Dec.

    29 2013. I was driving a Chevy Suburban and was hit head on by a Volvo. The kid said he was going 55 and hit black ice. I was going like 45 and believe that he was going faster. I have the compartment syndrome due to the accident. I will never be able to wiggle my toes or move my...
    cindyccc cindyccc
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 18, 2014

    On May 22nd 2013 I had my daughter via

    emergency caesarean. Halfway through the anaesthetic wore off and I could feel everything. I was gassed and my baby was delivered. That night I was in indescribable amounts of pain. I was screaming for help. At 11pm the midwife told me I'd have to wait she was going on her break...
    dvick85 dvick85
    31-35, F
    Jan 7, 2014

    Compartment Syndrome Changed My Life

    In April of 2011 I had a tibial platau fracture and ended up having compartment syndrome with all 4 compartments having to be released. I lost about a third of my calf muscle and was in the hospital over 2 months. I am able to walk now because they fixated my ankle because...
    waffles56 waffles56
    56-60
    1 Response Nov 13, 2012

    Scarred Scared And Tired Of This Battle

    About one year ago, I passed out and hit my head. i was unconscious and on my leg for 12 hours before i was found by my baby sister. I woke up about 3 days later in ICU confused about what was happening to me. I had a 20% chance of living but made i through. When i was able to...
    Frustrated316 Frustrated316
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2013

    Hi. My name is Martin & I'm an Acute Compartmental Syndrome Survivor. Here's my story

    Hi folks I'm a bit nervous writing this,but here goes. On the 24th Ocober 2011, my life changed. I had dropped a friend to Dublin Airport & returned home @ 6.30am. The last thing I remember was preparing to return to bed. I was found approx 30hrs later, collapsed on my bedroom...
    Mart41 Mart41
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2013

    Lol when I think about my chronic compartment

    syndrome I get really stressed out and upset and my brain Instantly goes wow you seem tense, you should go for a run then I remember
    wonderriver wonderriver
    18-21, F
    Sep 8, 2015

    3 Years

    hey everyone 3 years ago i broke my leg in a soccer game and i got compartment syndrom, soccer was my life, i would of lived and died for it but at the moment all i was focusing on was getting better and being able to walk again. the first year wasnt that bad because i was in the...
    tbagtommy tbagtommy
    18-21
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2012

    Confused And Inpatient

    Hi. My name is Tracey. On May 7, 2013, I partied a little too hard. On May 8th, at about 3:00 a.m., my mother found me passed out on my bathroom. We can deduce that I had been lying there for a minimum of 8 eight hours, since that is how long my mother was gone from the house. I...
    traceyking27 traceyking27
    51-55
    Aug 25, 2013

    My Story

    Over the summer, I got loaded and passed out on my porch in 90 degree weather with my feet hanging down off the porch.  When I woke up it was a week later and I was in the hospital.  My legs were the size of elephant legs.  The doctor immediately came in and asked...
    yeslizzysloaded yeslizzysloaded
    26-30, F
    Dec 27, 2009

    Every Wound Hurts But Its The Last One That Kills

    My name is rob and im originaly from brooklyn ny.Two and a half years ago i suffered a stroke in my sleep on halloween night that brought me to the steps of deaths door.No pulse,paralyzed on my right side i was found in the early am and rushed to the er 2 months shy of my 40th...
    robstep13 robstep13
    41-45
    1 Response May 18, 2011

    Stairs Rain Flipflops

    Hello fellow sufferers, A year and a half ago I slipped on my front steps while wearing flip flops. The stairs were wet from a light rain, I landed five steps down, my right foot hooked under me on the fourth step. My leg buckled like a stapler or scissors. I had three fractures...
    rhrm rhrm
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2013

    Compartment Syndrome

    Hi all,i was wondering if any one could help me, 3 weeks ago i broke my leg in 3 places kicking a ball was hospitalized and awaiting operation to fix it only to get compartment syndrome that night, i was rush to be operated on in minutes, i have been left with a gaping wound on...
    cydellagirl cydellagirl
    46-50
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2011

    Do I Have Compartment Syndrome?

    Hi all, Must admit I am a bit dispondent. I took up running in my 30's and really enjoy it. However in recent months i have been plagued with lower right leg shin pain. To be specific but not being medically minded my pain is three quarters the way down the shin to the left of...
    Myleghurts Myleghurts
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    Me And My Doctor Are Very Confused!!

    I went to my doctor in April 2013 with severe pain in both of my calves and he did a physical exam and told me it felt and by what I was telling him is sounded like compartment syndrome. He recommended that I try to keep them elevated, ice them, wrap them and try to stay off them...
    babybluez2dye4 babybluez2dye4
    31-35
    3 Responses May 20, 2013

    Hi guys, My names Danielle & I'm 19.

    I began running cross country in 7th grade, during one of my meets, I tore my right calf muscle. I then acquired compartment syndrome in my right calf, with all four compartment pressures being completely off the charts. I had the surgery to cure it in 2010. Unfortunately, I...
    dannniieellee dannniieellee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2014
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