Skin becomes sore and swollen around a cut as a result of inflammation, which is the body's natural defense against injuries. When your skin is cut or wounded, you are at increased risk for infection from bacteria. Your body responds by sending white blood cells to the site of the wound, which destroy bacteria. This produces the symptoms of inflammation, including redness, swelling, and pain. Although it may not be very pleasant, inflammation is a healthy response to an injury.
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Why does skin near a cut become sore and swollen?
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What could cause my collarbone to move?
If your collarbone moves, you may have a separated shoulder, an AC (acromioclavicular) joint sprain, a SC (sternoclavicular) joint sprain, or a broken collar bone. If your collarbone moves, you should see a healthcare provider to determine the exact cause.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Training Education Program.)
What are common elbow injuries in children?
These are some common elbow injuries in children:
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- Elbow osteochondritis dissecans is an impairment of the blood supply that leads to separation of a portion of the articular cartilage and bone.
- Little league elbow is an injury caused by repetitive stress on the elbow and may lead to delayed growth from fractures to the olecranon epiphysis, osteochondritis of the capitulum, and an avulsion to the medial epicondyle.
- A fracture to any of the bones which make up the elbow joint.