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Compartment syndrome is so named because it deals with a part of your body feeling trapped by pressure. After swelling from an injury or bleeding from an accident, excessive pressure can build up inside the body by the injured muscle. When the pressure becomes too high, circulation is significantly reduced. The lack of blood flow to and from the tissue can cause permanent damage unless treated.

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1. Talk to the Doctor

There are several causes of compartment syndrome including burns, blood clots, surgery, tight casts, and more. That is why it is so important to talk to your doctor when you have the symptoms of compartment syndrome. Your treatment will depend on the type of injury associated with the affected area.

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