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What Is Chronic Ankle Instability?   Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring giving way of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually, the giving way occurs while walking or doing ...
/conditions/chronic-ankle-instability 1/10/2018 11:19:32 AM
Mystery Moles Patients Afraid to Consult an Expert Put Their Lives at Risk Because sun exposure is so often associated with skin cancers, those areas of the body that do not receive regular exposure, like the feet and ankles, are often overlooked when people are checking th...
/article/mystery-moles 12/3/2018 4:18:26 PM
Frostbite occurs when a body part is exposed to extreme cold. If conditions are cold enough for the water within the tissues to freeze and form ice crystals, cell death can occur. The feet, hands, ears and nose are particularly prone to frostbite due to their location away fr...
/conditions/frostbite 1/10/2018 12:02:55 PM
Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition that results in a bluish-white discoloration of fingers and toes, often as a result of exposure to cold. Stress, smoking and certain medications may trigger or worsen symptoms. The color change, which occurs from spasms in small blood vesse...
/conditions/raynauds-phenomenon 1/10/2018 1:17:08 PM
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed. They can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed or after an injury that breaks the skin. Ulcers are commonl...
/conditions/wounds 1/10/2018 2:18:13 PM
Parents: Buying the Right Shoes Assist Your Diabetic Loved Ones Keep Your Feet Safe
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Athletes: Listen to Your Body Surgeons Caution the Risks of Playing Through the Pain Athletes likely experience aches and pains over the course of a season, some worse than others. However, athletes may not always appreciate the severity of the pain they are feeling, which ...
/article/athletes-listen-to-your-body 9/5/2018 12:51:36 PM
What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis?   The blood supply of the leg is transported by arteries and veins. The arteries carry blood from the heart to the limbs; veins carry blood back to the heart. The leg contains superficial veins, which are close to the surface, and deep veins, wh...
/conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis-(dvt) 1/10/2018 11:37:19 AM
Travel Tips to Help Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis Spring Into Sports Without Spraining Your Ankle Don't Ignore Big Toe Pain
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