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 By: Jens Larssen  | Date: 2010-11-30  | Category: Tips & Tricks    | Comment  
Compartment syndrome  (1)

Training/Jens: The forearm muscle is surrounded by a fascia, a balloon, which does not stretch and expand easily. When the size of the muscle grows fast and in combination with expansion of the volume of blood in your muscle, immediately after you have climbed, some climbers get compartment syndrome. This means that the blood can not be pumped in or circulated in your forearms due to high pressure. In some cases a surgery is needed to expand the fascia.

Although compartment syndrome is very rare it often occurs, in different pre-stages, among some climbers for short periods after a climb. If you keep your arms upwards also after you have climbed and every 10 - 30 seconds take them down, you will reduce the time of your pre-compartment syndrome.