Upper and Lower Limb

Wrist Joint, Hand and Finger Joints and Bones (Pictures)

Joints are the flexible parts of the body that allow for various degree of movements between two or more bones. In order to understand the anatomy of the wrist and hand joints, it is first important to identify all the bones in this part of the upper limb. The bones of the forearm include the radius and ulna which extend >> Read More ...

Cold Hands and Feet Causes of Icy Fingers and Toes

The hands and feet are the periphery of the body and therefore the surface temperature may often be lower particularly in colder environments. It is not an indication of the core body temperature – the temperature deep within the body’s tissues. Sometimes the hands and feet can be  bit colder than the rest of >> Read More ...

Slow Blood Flow, Sluggish Circulation in the Legs (Diagram)

The legs, particularly the lower leg and foot, are the most prone to circulatory problems due to its distance from the heart and the range of disorders that may arise within the long and extensive network of leg arteries and leg veins.  This can therefore affect the flow of blood from the heart to the legs via the >> Read More ...

How to Improve Leg Circulation Guide | Exercise Video Legs, Feet

Inactivity is a major contributing factor to the development of both arterial and venous problems that lead to poor leg circulation. Even when these conditions are caused by other factors, being sedentary will accelerate the progression of the condition, exacerbate the symptoms and possibly lead to complications that could >> Read More ...

Venous Stasis in the Legs Symptoms with Eczema & Ulcer Pictures

When blood flow within a leg vein is compromised, blood pools within the foot and lower leg.  This is known as venous stasis in the legs. It essentially means that the circulation is sluggish and blood is moving too slowly or only small quantities of blood are able to exit the leg. For venous stasis to to occur, the >> Read More ...

Venous Insufficiency of the Legs Causes

Venous insufficiency is a condition where the flow of blood from the leg back to the heart is impaired. The leg veins carry oxygen deficient blood away from the legs and certain anatomical features and physiological mechanisms in the leg enable the unidirectional flow of blood to the heart. This includes the : >> Read More ...

Leg Arteries (Thigh, Lower Leg, Feet) Anatomy, Names, Pictures

The arteries to the legs carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the thigh, lower leg and foot. The main artery to the leg is the femoral artery. It is the continuation of the external iliac artery below the inguinal ligament. The external iliac artery is a branch of the common iliac artery which is formed when the >> Read More ...
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