THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that the brains of some football players who had the usual head hits associated with the sport, but no concussions , still had signs of mild brain injury six months after the season ended.
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My son has fractured his fibula in two places. Torn ligaments, etc. He will have surgery. He is very active, runs long distance, triathlons, etc. What are the risks to his full recovery? How much risk later in life? Should expect that he will be able to walk and run normally? How big a risk is arthritis?View Thread
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"Exercising above anaerobic threshold is known to increase free radical production, and exhaust both redox buffering and acid-base buffering capabilities. Both of these phenomena are known to increase the rate of aging and tissue and organ degeneration."
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The juice of the Cactus targets inflammation. I had bursitis in both knees. The stinging and burning sensations were very painful and I never knew when it would hit and how long it would stay. My doctor diagnosed it as Bursitis, from an accident in 1991. I had broken both knees. Today, after 2 months on Nopalea Drink I've been able to live without that pain and enjoy life. I'm not just saying these things to sell a product, I've lived what you are going through for years before receiving help. Pain pills hardly helped so I'm completely pain pill free now!View Thread
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
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