Chronic Calf Pain Due to Activity


Q: Greetings,

I was a collegiate gymnast, who was diagnosed with stress fractures and stress reactions in the upper part of both my tibia.I was a vaulter, lots of jumping and landing. This was four years ago, and my orthopedic specialist at the time told me the pain would subside in six months time. In the last four years, I have greatly reduced my exercise,had to quit gymnastics, running and other heavy impact activities, and yet I still have throbbing pain in my calves if I do an activity for too long..i.e hiking, standing on my feet,dancing, biking, coaching gymnastics. I've notice I have poor circulation in my lower legs,and I get the feeling of "pins and needles" and numbness. If I decide to try running, I get about a half mile, and my legs start to go numb. However if I stay inactive, the pain goes away. By the way, I am 22 and live a very healthy lifestyle.
I was wondering if could this chronic compartment syndrome?

Thank you


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