Compartment syndrome

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What is compartment syndrome?

Compartment syndrome occurs when pressure within the muscles builds it can lead to compression of nerves, blood vessels, and muscle inside a closed space. The increased pressure can decrease blood flow and inhibit oxygen from reaching nerve and muscle cells.

Common symptoms reported by people with compartment syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with compartment syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nucynta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Rolling Walker)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
compartment syndrome (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Walking cane/rubber tip)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
compartment syndrome (1)

Data from patients with compartment syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with compartment syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nucynta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Rolling Walker)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
compartment syndrome (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Walking cane/rubber tip)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
compartment syndrome (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with compartment syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has compartment syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 9
40s 6
50s 4
60s 3
70+ 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 11
Female 17

These charts show data from compartment syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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