Pain is the most common and usually most obvious symptom of a foot related sports injury. Sports injury pain can last long after you stop playing, but it will likely be worse during a sport or exercise. You might also find swelling or bruising to the injured area. In some cases, you might experience an inability to put weight on your foot, or your foot might not be able to move as it normally does. A part of your foot that looks strange, such as a toe that is bent oddly, is a likely sign of a break or dislocation.
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How do medications treat foot related sports injuries?
Medications don't normally treat foot related sports injuries, but they may help treat some of the symptoms, including pain and swelling. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen can help with pain, while nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) will tackle the pain as well as swelling. Corticosteroid injections can also treat foot related sports injuries by reducing the pain and swelling, but can lengthen the healing process.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What is nail care?
Nail care refers to the proper maintenance of the fingernails and toenails. Nail care is important because it helps prevent nail problems, such as fungal nail infections and ingrown toenails. However, in some cases, nail problems are symptoms of an underlying medical condition, such as an infection throughout the body.
The fingernails and toenails help protect the fingers and toes. The nails are made up of several different parts. The nail plate is the largest and most visible part of the nail. It is the hard part that covers the tips of the fingers. The nail bed is the skin that is beneath the nail plate. The nail folds are the skin that surrounds the three sides of each nail. The cuticle is the thin u-shaped tissue that overlaps the nail plate at the base of the nail. It protects new nail as it grows from the nail bed. The lunula is the white-colored half-moon shape at the base of the nail beneath the nail plate.
The nails start growing underneath the cuticle, in what is called the matrix. As new cells grow, older cells harden and are pushed out to become part of the nail plate. On average, nails grow about 0.1 millimeters daily. In other words, if a nail falls off, it takes about 4-6 months for it to completely grow back.
Nails are considered healthy if they are smooth and uniform in color and consistency. Healthy nails do not have ridges or grooves, and they do not have spots or discoloration.
In order to maintain healthy nails, it is recommended that individuals keep the nails clean, trimmed, and moisturized. Moisturizing the nails helps prevent the nails from becoming brittle and breaking or cracking. Although nail biting does not usually cause nail problems, it is not recommended. In some cases, nail biting may worsen a nail condition, such as an infection around the nail bed.
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