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Doctor insights on: Athletes Foot Risk Factors

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What increases my risk for athlete's foot at summer school?

What increases my risk for athlete's foot at summer school?

Environment: Athlete's foot fungus grows well in a arm, dark, moist environment. This is not unusual in the summer. Change socks daily, wash and dry your feet well and use a topical antifungal on a regular basis. Dr l. ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more


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Are athletes at higher risk for arthritis?

Are athletes at higher risk for arthritis?

Probably: Potential for injury and overuse is greater for athletes. I feel the vast health benefits of of being physically active far outweigh the potential detrimental effects. As you get older, some activities may become more difficult. Enjoy them now! good luck! dr l. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration?

What is the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration?

Multiple factors: Diabetics have a lifetime risk of 15-20% of developing a foot ulcer and of those 15-20% will go on to amputations. Those % are going to increase to 25% in the next few years. Multiple risk factors lead to ulcers and amputation, and high blood sugars is one of them. High blood sugars leads to neuropathy, poor circulation and foot deformities among other things. Trauma is another risk factor. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Foot drop?

What are the risk factors for Foot drop?

Multiple: Multiple causes. More commonly, peripheral neuropathy (polyneuropathy), prolonged bedrest, severe lumbar radiculopathy (large lumbar disc), lower leg trauma, compartment syndrome to lower leg. Numerous other causes and associations (diabetes, alcoholism, knee injuries), lumbar stenosis. Stroke usually can cause a similar problem, but usually not foot drop, rather equinus tone resembling FD. ...Read more

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Ankle/ foot fracture risk at 59?

Ankle/ foot fracture risk at 59?

Increased risk: In females due to menopause. Can be supplemented with Vit D and Calcium. In bother genders also due to decreasing proprioception. Its also important to note that since we are not in the sun often as a society many of us have very low Vitamin D levels. ...Read more

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Who is more at risk of developing diabetic foot infections?

Who is more at risk of developing diabetic foot infections?

You didnt : Give any choices? A diabetic obviously. If neuropathy is present this would increase the odds, if pad is present this would increase the odds. If both were present the odds go up. ...Read more

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Are prior stress fractures in your shins a risk factor for peripheral arterial disease?

Are prior stress fractures in your shins a risk factor for peripheral arterial disease?

No: I'm not aware of any association between the two. Generally speaking, tibia stress fractures are seen in endurance athletes, while peripheral vascular disease is often seen in older, less healthy individuals, particularly smokers. ...Read more

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What are some risk factors for necrotizing fascitis?

What are some risk factors for necrotizing fascitis?

Diabetes: Immunosuppresed state, diabetes, kidney disease, skin injury, blunt trauma, alcohol abuse are some of risk factors. ...Read more

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What are cardiac risk factors

What are cardiac risk factors

Modifiable and non: Modifiable : smoking, lifetstyle, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes non-modifiable: heredity, age, gender, . ...Read more

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What are the cardiovascular risk factors of diabetes type 2?

What are the cardiovascular risk factors of diabetes type 2?

Heart disease: Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (clogging of the arteries) which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. This is because diabetes affects your body's metabolism and increases the release of inflammatory proteins and hormones which then exacerbate coronary artery (heart) disease. This disease is not limited to the heart but also affects the blood vessels in your brain as well. ...Read more

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What known risk factors predispose a person to sudden cardiac arrest?

What known risk factors predispose a person to sudden cardiac arrest?

Coronary artery dz: The most common cause is disease of the coronary arteries, but problems in the electrical conducting system can also be a cause. Cardiomyopathies of many different causes are associated with sudden cardiac arrest. Many of these people have implanted defibrillators to reduce this risk. ...Read more

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Does playing sports wearing shoes with studs/spikes/cleats increase the risk of knee injury?

Does playing sports wearing shoes with studs/spikes/cleats increase the risk of knee injury?

Spikes & Sports: The answer is yes and no. Shoes with "traction enhanced" surfaces came into vogue as sports participation evolved onto different artfiicial playing fields. Slips often caused hyperextension injuries. Rotational injuries are more common today due to force transmission up the leg to the knee and hip courtesy of a well entrenched foot. A well conditioned athlete can compensate with training. ...Read more

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In Frax score should foot fracture of metatarsals happening under normal circumstances unrelated to osteopenia be considered risk factor in score?

In Frax score should foot fracture of metatarsals happening under normal circumstances unrelated to osteopenia be considered risk factor in score?

Yes: The fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a means to guide decisions on preventative therapy and education. If a fracture occurs spontaneously or "from trauma which would not have resulted in a fracture in a healthy person"; then the calculated risk goes up. True risk is actually much higher with a history of vertebral or hip fractures. ...Read more

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Do I have any risk factors of coronary artery disease? 59, female, BMI 28, sedentary?

Do I have any risk factors of coronary artery disease? 59, female, BMI 28, sedentary?

Low risk: Your sendintary lifestyle is a risk. However, the most common and serious risk factors are smoking, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, genetics, age, and obesity. ...Read more

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What are other common risk factors for developing tendonitis?

What are other common risk factors for developing tendonitis?

Tendonitis: Age as people get older, their tendons become less flexible — which makes them easier to injure. Occupations tendinitis is more common in people whose jobs involve: repetitive motions frequent overhead reaching forceful exertion sports you may be more likely to develop tendinitis if you participate in certain sports that involve repetitive motions. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Also known as tinea pedis, this is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is usually seen as red, itchy skin between the toes and ...Read more