The hallmark of compartment syndrome is intense pain that seems to be out of proportion to the injury. Other symptoms you may experience are:
- Paraesthaesia: Tingling or burning sensations in the skin.
- Pallor: Your leg will look pale and feel cold to the touch.
- Your muscle may feel full or tight.
- Paralysis: Numbness or paralysis are late signs of compartment syndrome. They usually indicate permanent tissue injury.
18 August, 2011