Alternative Names Lips - bluish; Fingernails - bluish; Cyanosis; Bluish lips and fingernails; Bluish skin Home Care For cyanosis caused by exposure to cold or Raynaud's phenomenon, dress warmly when going outside or stay in a well-heated room. Call your health care provider if Bluish skin (cyanosis) can be a sign of many serious medical problems and should be taken seriously. Call or visit your health care provider. For adults, call your doctor or 911 if you have bluish skin and: Your breathing is getting harder, faster, or you cannot get a deep breath. You need to lean forward when sitting to breathe. You are using muscles around the ribs to get enough air. You have chest pain. You are having headaches more often than usual. You feel sleepy or confused. You have a fever. You are coughing up dark mucus. For children, call the doctor or 911 if your child has bluish skin and: Is having a hard time breathing The child's chest muscles are pulling in with each breath Is breathing faster than 50 to 60 breath...
Definition Ankle pain involves any discomfort in one or both ankles. Alternative Names Pain - ankle; Sprain - ankle; Ankle sprain Common Causes Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain. An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligaments, which connect bones to one another. In most cases, the ankle is twisted inward, causing small tears in the ligaments. The tearing leads to swelling and bruising, making it difficult to bear weight on the joint. In addition to ankle sprains, ankle pain can be caused by: Damage or swelling of tendons (which join muscles to bone) or cartilage (which cushions joints) Infection in the ankle joint Osteoarthritis , gout , rheumatoid arthritis , Reiter syndrome , and other types of arthritis Problems in areas near the ankle that can cause you to feel pain in the ankle include: Blockage of blood vessels in the leg Heel pain or injuries Nerve injuries (such as tarsal tunnel syndrome or sciatica )
Since Joseph had a family history of diabetes, he knew the importance of checking his feet regularly for diabetic foot ulcers. But despite giving careful attention to his health, he still needed to have one of his toes amputated.
Limb salvage expert Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda of the Center for Comprehensive Wound Care in Wisconsin was able to save the rest of his foot by using a new treatment called Graftjacket . This treatment helps our body to repair the wound quickly by providing immediate coverage to the wound and a way to rebuild the area of missing tissue. The graft incorporates itself into the wound until it gradually converts into the patient's own tissue.
If we have poor circulation and decreased sensation to pain, we sometimes overlook small cuts, blisters, or ingrown toenails. But when they become infected, they can turn into an open wound that's called a diabetic foot ulcer.
One in four people with diabetes who get a foot ulcer will require a lower limb amputati...
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