Skin lumps are any abnormal bump or swelling on the skin.
Many people wonder if small bumps or lumps on the body are something to worry about. Most lumps and swellings are benign (not cancerous) and are harmless, especially the kind that feel soft and roll easily (lipomas).
A lump or swelling that appears suddenly (over 24 - 48 hours) and is painful is usually caused by an injury or an infection.
Lipomas, fatty lumps under the skin
Enlarged lymph glands
, usually in the armpits, neck, and groin
, a closed sac in or under the skin that is lined with skin tissue and contains fluid or semisolid material
Benign skin growths such as seborrheic keratoses or neurofibromas
, painful, red bumps usually involving a hair follicle
Corn or callus, caused by skin thickening in response to continued pressure (for example, from shoes) and usually occurring on a to...
Knowing what is available is sometimes half the battle when it comes to feeling better. The other half of the battle is avoiding the many gimmicks and scams that prey on people with chronic pain. Occasionally, you might run across something that really works for you, but doesn't work for your neighbor. Eventually, some items collect in the closet and accumulate a thick layer of dust. Because no one wants a closet full of unwanted items, it pays to be smart consumer and do some research. One reliable source of good products that are well selected is FootSmart.com . In fact, I keep a copy of this catalog in my office to show folks some possible solutions for pain relief.
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Definition Clubfoot repair is surgery to correct a birth defect of the foot and ankle. See also: Clubfoot Alternative Names Repair of clubfoot; Foot tendon release; Clubfoot release; Talipes equinovarus - repair; Talectomy; Fusion surgery for the foot; Triple arthrodesis Description The type of surgery that is done depends on how serious the deformity is, how old your child is, and what other treatments your child has had. Your child will have general anesthesia (asleep and not feeling pain) during the surgery. Your childs surgeon may make the tendons around your childs foot longer or shorter. This will help the surgeon put the bones and joints into normal positions. Sometimes, pins are placed in the foot for a time. One or two small cuts are made in the skin around the ankle and foot. A cast is placed on the foot after surgery to keep it in position while it heals. Older children who still have a foot deformity after surgery may need more surgery. Also, children who have not had surgery for the...
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