Loss of blood flow to a bone leads to avascular necrosis — the death of bone tissue. This most commonly affects the thighbone, causing groin pain.
Think you have a broken ankle or broken foot? Treatment for these common injuries depends on the exact site and severity of the fracture.
Reactive arthritis is an inflammatory condition that develops in response to an infection in another part of your body.
The result of torn or stretched ligaments, a sprained ankle requires proper self-care and, in some cases, prompt medical evaluation to ensure effective treatment.
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