Bruised Toenail

What is Bruised Toenail?

What is Bruised Toenail?   A bruised toenail, also known as a subungual hematoma, occurs when blood collects underneath the toenail due to trauma or injury.  It can happen from stubbing your toe, dropping something heavy on it or from repetitive pressure (like from ill-fitting shoes or activities like running). What Do Bruised Toenails Look

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Diabetic Neuropathy

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?   Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur in people with diabetes.  It’s a common complication of diabetes and is caused by prolonged exposure to high blood sugar levels.  It can affect nerves throughout the body, but it most commonly affects the feet and legs. Types of

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Goutbuster! Be aware

Goutbuster! Be aware   Today we are going to talk about the most common type of inflammatory arthritis. It’s more common in men and you’re more likely to get it as you get older! Gout is a common form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It’s characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and

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Iselin's Disease

What is Iselin’s Disease?

What is Iselin’s Disease?   Iselin’s disease, also known as Iselin’s osteochondritis, is a condition that affects the growth plate (physis) at the base of the fifth metatarsal bone in the foot.  Iselin’s disease is a type of osteochondrosis, a condition characterized by disruption of blood flow to the growth plate, leading to necrosis (death)

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What is Post Thrombotic Syndrome?

What is Post Thrombotic Syndrome?   Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a condition that can occur as a complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that forms in a deep vein, typically in the legs.  Even with successful DVT treatment, the blood clot can cause lasting damage to your veins.  This damage prevents your

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Midfoot Arthritis

What is Midfoot Arthritis?

Midfoot Arthritis   The midfoot (middle of the foot) is critical to the overall function of the foot and ankle. It serves many different functions, including transferring weight from the heel to the forefoot (front of the foot) when you walk. The midfoot is composed of multiple small bones that are aligned to provide push-off

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What is Leukonychia?

What is Leukonychia?   Leukonychia is a common condition that causes white spots or streaks on your fingernails or toenails. Three types of leukonychia True leukonychia: In true leukonychia, the white spots form in the area of your fingers or toes where the nail starts to grow (nail matrix), and appear in the hard part

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