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Log pressure measurement of the lower leg

Excessively increased pressure in the muscle leads to pain and to lodge syndrome, which is difficult to diagnose. Muscle log pressure measurement is the decisive examination here.

Every muscle is surrounded by a skin, medically called fascia, which is put over the muscle like a sock.

If a muscle has to do work, it is supplied with more blood and swells. Accordingly, the surrounding fascia must also be able to expand. If this is not possible, there is a pathological increase in muscle pressure, impaired blood flow and oxygen supply. This leads to pain, which forces to abandon the sport activity, but after some time it subsides by itself. These symptoms are a chronic load-dependent ligament syndrome.

It most commonly occurs in the lower leg muscles in running and strength athletes, and in the forearm in bicycle and motorcycle riders. Muscle pressure is measured before/after exercise using a special needle with a pressure measuring device and injection of a small amount of saline solution into the muscle.

The examination is currently only partially subject to health insurance (material/probe is currently not on the MiGeL list, therefore the cost price is 200.-).

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