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Glossary for Foot injury

  • Accident or injury conditions: Medical conditions caused by accidents or physical injuries.
  • Ankle sprain: Damage to the ankle ligaments.
  • Callus: Thickening of skin on hands or feet.
  • Dry Gangrene: Tissue death (necrosis) due to lack of blood supply causing the affected tissue to become dry and black; occurs without bacterial infection and cellulitis.
  • Foot bruise: Injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations.
  • Foot conditions: Any condition that may affect the foot
  • Foot deformity: A alteration of the foot structurally that it doesn't appear as normal
  • Foot fracture: A fracture of one or several bones of the foot
  • Foot pain: Pain affecting one or both feet
  • Foot sprain: Damage to ligaments in the foot.
  • Foot swelling: Oedema of the foot.
  • Foot symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both feet
  • Leg injury: Any injury that occurs to ones legs
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Lower limb conditions: Any medical condition affecting the lower limbs, i.e. the legs, knees, feet, etc..
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Pain conditions: Diseases characterized by pain and pain-like symptoms.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation of fascia - plantar aspect (bottom) of foot.
  • Stress fractures: Stress fractures are weak spots or small cracks in the bone caused by continuous overuse.
  • Wet Gangrene: Tissue death (necrosis) due to bacterial infection, producing a cellulitis in areas adjacent to necrotic tissue


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