Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome and Dry Needling

Strenuous exercise can increase the volume and weight of a muscle by 20% in size. Muscle fibers can swell 20 x that of their resting size during times of exertion. In most, the fascia that holds the muscle in place, expands with the swelling, allowing pliability and flexibility to occur. The anterior tibialis (the muscle that sits in front of the shin bone) and the gastrocnemius (the defined muscle in the calf) can harbor Trigger Points that can be released with Dry Needling to give significant relief to the lower limbs. IMG_2383

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