Posts with the tag “dive-injuries”
Fin Foot or DCS?
August 10th, 2022
If fin straps are too tight or a diver forces his foot into the foot pocket too firmly, a steady mechanical pressure on the blood vessels may result. This is colloquially known as “fin foot.” ...
January 21st, 2022
Puncture wounds by lionfish can cause pain lasting for several hours, rapid edema (swelling) and subcutaneous bleeding. Swelling typically clears in two to three days, while the tissue discolorations ...
This Bites: Prevention Treatment
March 22nd, 2021
Moray eels are the largest eel species, and they are known to produce toxins, which can be found in their mouths. Temporary paralysis of the bitten area can occur. Eels have an impressive mouthful of...
Physiology of Decompresssion sickness FAQ
April 10th, 2018
DCS does not typically present with isolated swelling in a small joint such as a finger or toe. As in above-water activities, fingers are susceptible to a wide range of mechanical injuries in diving....
Marine injuries FAQ
April 6th, 2018
Good medical practice benefits tremendously from mutual trust and good communication. Let the doctor examine you and ask questions, and trust him or her — no dive-specific medical knowledge is needed ...
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