surfer's nodules


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surfer's nodules

Etymology: ME, suffe, rush; L, nodus, knot
nodules on the skin of the knees, ankles, feet, or toes of a surfer caused by repeated contact of the skin with an abrasive, sandy surfboard. The nodules slowly diminish in size and disappear if surfing is discontinued. When treatment is necessary, injection of corticosteroids is usually effective.
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SURFER'S NODULES

surfer's nodules

Nodular swelling and possible bone changes of the area of the lower leg and foot exposed to pressure and trauma while on a surfboard. The nodules may be painful.
Synonym: surfer's knots See: illustration
See also: nodule

surfer's nodules

Bony outgrowths (exostoses) on the foot and upper part of the shin caused by repeated blows from the surfboard during paddling while kneeling.