Exertional compartment syndrome usually goes away if you stop exercising. But you should still discuss it with your healthcare provider. Your provider may recommend:
- Anti-inflammatory medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
- Cross-training (mixing up exercise types, instead of doing the same thing over and over).
- Low-impact exercise.
- Orthotics (inserts for your shoes).
- Physical therapy.
- Softer surfaces for workouts (running on tracks instead of concrete, for example).
If those options don’t work, fasciotomy may be an option.