oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Exercise-induced compartment syndrome

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Exercise-induced limb pain is usually benign, does not constitute a medical emergency, and resolves with appropriate treatment and/or rest. The exception to this rule is limb pain of vascular origin that requires prompt, accurate diagnosis and that may warrant urgent surgical intervention, when appropriate, to prevent morbidity and even mortality.

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