Ouch! My leg hurts! How many times have you said that?
If you're suffering from lower leg pain, you may wonder if it's serious or something you can treat at home. What follows is an overview of several causes and types of treatment for lower leg pain . Be sure to see your doctor if you have any question about your leg pain or if symptoms get worse. Lower Leg Pain: Causes and TreatmentsView Thread
Cubital tunnel syndrome -- also known as ulnar neuropathy -- is caused by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve, which passes close to the skin's surface in the area of the elbow commonly known as the "funny bone." You're more likely to develop cubital tunnel syndrome if you:
Repeatedly lean on your elbow, especially on a hard surface.
Bend your elbow for sustained periods, such as while talking on a cell phone or sleeping with your hand crooked under your pillow.
Sometimes, cubital tunnel syndrome results from abnormal bone growth in the elbow or from intense physical activity that increases pressure on the ulnar nerve. Baseball pitchers, for example, have an increased risk of cubital tunnel syndrome because the twisting motion required to throw a slider can damage delicate ligaments in the elbow. Early symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome include:
Pain and numbness in the elbow.
Tingling, especially in the ring and little fingers.
The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. When the calf muscles flex, the Achilles tendon pulls on the heel. This movement allows us to stand on our toes when walking, running, or jumping. Despite its strength, the Achilles tendon is also vulnerable to injury, due to its limited blood supply and the high tensions placed on it.View Thread
Whether you're a "weekend warrior" trying to stay fit or an athlete training for a marathon, what you eat can affect how you perform. Eating right can give you the edge to help energize your workout or reach that 26th mile. But which foods are best for fitness activities, and which should you avoid? With so many sports drinks, bars, powders, and supplements to choose from, how do you know which are best? Or can you skip the expensive supplements and get everything you need from a well-planned diet ? For answers to these questions and more, WebMD turned to sports nutrition expert Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD, author and nutrition professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta.View Thread
From what is an expert to how to find your post...the link above will help you learn to use the WebMD Health Exchanges (or create your own)and answer other questions you may have-including how to report a problem or make a suggestion for improvement.View Thread