Chronic Compartment Syndrome Treatment
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
- Find a Doctor
- Resource Guide
How to Treat Chronic Compartment Syndrome
Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include the following:
Surgery, called fasciotomy, is the main treatment for CCS. This is done to open the compartment and relieve pressure. The doctor makes a long slice into the fascia to open the envelope of tissue and relieve pressure. It takes about three months to recover. You will have to do physical therapy.
If you decide not to have surgery, your doctor may recommend that you:
- Stop the activity that is causing CCS and rest.
- Change your training routine.
- Do physical therapy.
- Take anti-inflammatory medications or muscle relaxants.