Isolated exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis of brachialis and brachioradialis muscles: an atypical clinical case

Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2011 Nov;54(8):525-9. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2011 Oct 21.


OBJECTIVE AND PATIENT: To report an atypical case of exercise-induced bilateral brachialis and brachioradialis rhabdomyolysis in a 25-year-old woman.

Discussion and conclusion: Persistent focal muscle pain, atypical by its duration and intensity, even after moderate exercise, should prompt the search for rhabdomyolysis and discuss the possibility of acute compartment syndrome. MRI images can validate the muscle edema. Progressive and adapted training as well as respecting individual limits are necessary measures to prevent rhabdomyolysis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Muscle, Skeletal / pathology*
  • Resistance Training / adverse effects*
  • Rhabdomyolysis / blood
  • Rhabdomyolysis / diagnosis
  • Rhabdomyolysis / etiology*
  • Upper Extremity / injuries*