Anterior Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Hey Eric,

Have any of your athletes had this? I am dealing with it in my left leg and really want to start training again. Any ideas or suggestions on how to treat?


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Comment by Eric Orton on March 1, 2013 at 3:30pm

try now balancing on your forefoot, working up to a minute.  I am not a very good self promoter, but my B2R strength system might really attack this for you, as it specifically targets foot and leg strength.  As with any injury, there are no guarantees, so first try balancing on one leg on a slanted, slopped surface and see what you experience.

Comment by Richard McGaha on March 1, 2013 at 3:21pm

Thanks Eric, I have been doing balances on one leg for up to two minutes a leg, I will give the barefoot warm-up a shot, I definitely don't want to have surgery on it.  

Comment by Eric Orton on March 1, 2013 at 3:12pm
Hey Richard - I feel most issues start at the feet, so work on strengthening your feet, which is your first line of stability for your legs and hips.
Also try doing a 5-10 min warm-up barefoot to build strength before you head on in shoes.

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