Compartment syndrome

EDITORIAL

19 April 2010

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.

1  C O M M E N T S:
Sort by: Date A Reply A

MOST COMMENTED

Brace for the Cure 8C+ FA by Matt Fultz - updated

28 June 2022

Brace for the Cure 8C+ FA by Matt Fultz - updated

Matt Fultz, who previously has done four 8C+, has done the FA of Brace for the Cure (8C+) in Green 45. It starts in Jade (8B+) and then continues on small crimp…

Janja wins again and saves the show

26 June 2022

Janja wins again and saves the show

Janja Garnbret, who has not competed since she won the Boulder WC in Meiringen in April, won in Innsbruck showing her superiority. Reaching hold 27, she rested …

28 June 2022

Gakido 8C+ FA by Nomura Shinichiro

Shinichiro Nomura did the FA of Gakido (8C+)in Chigobutai, three months ago. "Finally i sent the old project, known as one of the biggest japanese routes. In addition to bad holdings, i struggle with the worst positioning that i’ve never felt, compared with some over V15 projects. However i managed …

FAVOURITES