I Walked For 6 Miles And Then My Leg Exploded

By Editorial Staff in Bizarre On 11th October 2015

#1 This is Melissa King. She walked in a race for 10km (6miles).

#2 The next morning she woke up to a leg that felt it was going to explode.

She felt her toes go numb and eventually a leg began to swell. Hours after she reached hospital her leg doubled in size.

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#3 Doctors called it compartment syndrome.

Compartment syndrome is when blood and fluid builds up in the inter-connective tissue of organs and muscle fibers which usually occurs due to an injury. If not treated in time, the said organ or limb can die, releasing toxins into the body.

Melissa's long walk caused an internal injury in her leg.

Fortunately for Melissa, doctors were able to rush her into surgery eventually saving her leg.

#4 This doctor explains compartment syndrome like a boss.

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