Dermatology (Skin) Issues
 
Tinea pedis is commonly known as “athlete’s foot." It is a fungal infection of the foot, often seen in sports participants. ...[Read More]
Athletes are at a higher risk of skin infections due to frequent close contact, having open wounds, poor hygiene practices and sharing towels or equipment. It is important to know which type of infection an athlete has because some infections can still be passed to others even after the skin is covered....[Read More]
Subungual hematoma refers to a painful condition caused by a buildup of blood (hematoma) or “blood blister” underneath the fingernail or toenail....[Read More]
A laceration is a cut in the skin, a common occurrence in sports. A laceration can occur following contact with a sharp object, such as a piece of equipment or even a tooth, or from a blunt force, such as an elbow during basketball....[Read More]
An ingrown toenail, or onychocryptosis, occurs when a side of the nail plate begins to burrow into the skin and soft tissue at its edges along the nail bed....[Read More]
Frostbite is an injury that can occur after prolonged exposure to below freezing temperatures (< 0° C or 32° F)....[Read More]
The "female athlete triad" is a term used to describe three distinct but interrelated conditions, including, low energy availability, menstrual dysfunction and low bone mineral density....[Read More]
Cold urticaria is an uncommon skin reaction to cold exposure, which can be environmental, from aquatic activities, handling cold objects, or even eating cold foods....[Read More]
Chafing is skin irritation due to repetitive friction. This may arise from contact between skin and skin or skin and clothing, especially during prolonged periods of exercise. ...[Read More]
 
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