The five types of wounds are abrasion, avulsion, incision, laceration, and puncture. An abrasion is a wound caused by friction when a body scrapes across a rough surface. An avulsion is characterized by a flap. An incision is a cut with clean edges. A laceration is a cut with jagged edges. A puncture is a wound where something passes through or becomes impaled in the skin. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
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What is carpal tunnel syndrome in diabetes?
American Diabetes Association answeredNerve damage from diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy. Compression mononeuropathy is a type of diabetic neuropathy. Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common compression mononeuropathy (occurs when a single nerve is damaged). It occurs when the median nerve of the forearm is compressed at the wrist. Symptoms of this type of neuropathy include numbness, swelling, or prickling in the fingers with or without pain when driving a car, knitting, or resting at night. Simply hanging your arm by your side usually stops the pain within a few minutes. If the symptoms are severe, an operation can give complete relief from pain.
What is an Achilles tendon?
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.
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