Deformities Caused by Fractures, Dislocations, and Severe Sprains
dislocations, and severe
sprains often cause a limb or joint to look twisted,
bent out of shape, or out of its normal position. Fractures, dislocations, and
severe sprains can also cause:
A feeling that a bone popped or moved out of
A loose or unstable joint.
Abnormal movement of
a limb or joint.
A locked joint (can't bend or straighten
Cool, pale skin or numbness and tingling at or below the
injury, if nerves or blood vessels were injured or pinched by the
A fracture may also cause a break or tear in
the skin. The broken bone may poke through the skin in some cases. Skin
bacteria can enter at the injured site and cause a deep joint or bone infection
in addition to a skin infection.
Lee Anderson developed the skin condition rosacea when she was in her
40s. "My daughter used to tease me that I had 'slap-face,' because that's
what it looked like all the time -- that I'd been slapped. It was very
embarrassing," says Anderson, now 54. The condition grew worse, and she
eventually found herself turning down social invitations. "It ate away at
Anderson was in plenty of company. An estimated 14 million Americans have
rosacea, which is a fairly common skin...