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I recently published an article on forefoot pain or metatarsalgia in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. If you have forefoot pain (pain in the ball of the foot behind the small toes) or are a physician that treats forefoot pain, you may find it interesting. Brett Fink, MD, Indiana Orthopedic Center, Indianapolis, IN, (317) 588-2663, co-author of The Whole Foot Book, A Complete Program for Taking Care of Your Feet.
· Thromboembolism is clotting within the venous circulation and is different than bruising or hematoma formation in which the blood clots outside of the blood vessels.
· Thromboembolism can lead to vein damage, which sometimes results in chronic leg swelling, discoloration, and skin fragility.
· Thromboembolism can be dangerous if large fragments of the clots circulate to the lungs where they can block blood flow to the lungs.
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