Body Complication

A body complication can be dangerous when it affects everyday nerve, motor and autonomic functions, including the immune system and blood flow. These problems can further harm the muscles, bones and skin.


Body complication may be caused by the body’s mechanisms adapting for its protection. When the body is over or under exposed to a source, it attempts to find a balance by shutting down, overworking or altering organ and body functions. This may be due to the activities and habits that an individual participates in, an acquired hereditary trait, or an unanticipated foreign threat to the body.

Diabetic Foot Problems
People with diabetes are at risk for developing foot problems that can be severe.

Ankle Injury
Usually due to an underlying injury, ankle pain refers to any kind of sudden or worsening discomfort affecting any part of the ankle.

Cavus Foot
Cavus foot is a condition in which the foot has a very high arch. This can lead to a variety of other symptoms and can develop at any age.

Compartment Syndrome
Compartment syndrome occurs when excessive pressure builds up inside an enclosed muscle space in the body, most commonly after exercising.

Diabetes Complications
People living with diabetes are prone to having foot problems, often because of two complications common among diabetics: nerve damage and poor circulation.

Foot Drop
Foot drop is a general term for difficulty lifting the front part of the foot, which might even drag on the ground while walking.

Ganglion Cyst
A ganglion cyst is a noncancerous lump caused by a small sac of fluid forming over a joint or tendon. They can be painful if they press on a nearby nerve.

Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause a sensation of sudden burning, stiffness, and swelling in the affected joint (usually the big toe).

Ingrown Toenail
An Ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the corner or the side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh of the toe.

Morton’s Neuroma
Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of the foot, most commonly the area between the third and fourth toes.

Painful Hardware
Painful Hardware is a possible side effect from metal screws and plates, which are often used in surgery to fix fractures, fuse joints, or stabilize bones.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition where the immune system attacks the joint lining tissue, causing painful inflammation and stiffness.


Symptoms include alterations to the body’s appearance, function, senses, and even the body’s ability to heal from or resist acquiring other conditions.

Potential Treatments

With so many mechanisms in the body, it can be difficult to determine how to properly care for yourself. To avoid further injuries, test may be necessary to determine which Body Complication is the source of the symptoms and conditions you may be experiencing.

Your doctor will carefully evaluate your condition and recommend steps for a speedy recovery. Imaging tests may be required to make an accurate evaluation. Your healthcare provider may also recommend medication to help nerve or motor functions. Occupational therapy can help you regain motion and strength of the affected areas.

Make an appointment with one of our listed medical professionals. Doctors are ready to assist you in your treatment.

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