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Ingrown toe nail

WHAT IS INGROWN TOE NAIL?

An ingrown toe nail is a painful condition of the toe. It occurs when a sharp corner of the toenail digs into the skin at the end or side of the toe. Pain and inflammation at the spot where the nail curls into the skin occurs first. The inflamed area […]

Pressure sores

People with paralyzed legs often are dependent on crutches or a wheelchair and often have impaired sensitivity over the buttocks. Sitting for a long time causes pressure that can result in the development of pressure sores. These start as small red spots that do not look particularly ominous, but if overlooked because of impaired sensitivity, […]

Etiology of Running Injuries

The etiology of running injuries is multifactorial. Factors may be extrinsic or intrinsic.

Running

Running is an effective way to exercise large muscle groups and has a documented effect in the preservation of health and in the prevention of cardiovascular problems. However, it is a potentially harmful activity, and running injuries are common—although 2–2.5 times […]

Friction Burns

An athlete who falls during training or competition on a synthetic surface or a synthetically treated floor runs the risk of sustaining friction burns. Usually the burn affects only the outer layer of skin and in its mildest form causes only superficial redness which needs no treatment, but if contact is hard it may result […]

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a very common disorder affecting the skeleton. In a patient with osteoporosis, the bones begin losing their minerals and support beams, leaving the skeleton brittle and prone to fractures. About 80 percent of people with osteoporosis are women. This is in part because their bone mass is generally less than men, and women […]

Ingrown Toe Nail

WHAT IS INGROWN TOE NAIL?

An ingrown toe nail is a painful condition of the toe. It occurs when a sharp corner of the toenail digs into the skin at the end or side of the toe. Pain and inflammation at the spot where the nail curls into the skin occurs first. The inflamed area […]

A Patient’s Guide to Rehabilitation Following Hip Fracture Surgery

Introduction

A hip fracture can present complications due to being immobilized. The goal of rehabilitation after hip fracture surgery is to help you begin moving as quickly as possible to avoid the serious complications that can happen with being immobilized in bed.

This guide will help you understand

precautions to keep in mind after surgery […]