Frostbite and Frost Nip

Outdoor athletes are faced with many challenges. In addition to dealing with the physical demands of their individual sports, outdoor athletes are also faced with the challenge of dealing with environmental conditions that can not only affect performance but also cause significant health issues. Exercising in the cold poses many such problems, and the skin, the largest organ in the body, can be seriously affected by cold exposure.

Frostbite is the most common dermatologic injury caused by cold exposure and will affect many athletes participating in outdoor winter sports. It is ...

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