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Double Amputee Finishes Last, but Still Looks Forward to Beijing Olympics

... him an advantage. Born without fibulas, without ankles and without calf bones, he had his legs amputated at 11 months, yet played rugby as a schoolboy until an injury steered him toward running five years ago, by now using blades an Icelandic company modeled after the curvature of the legs of the cheetah...

Force-feeding a Scourge Among Mauritanian Nomads

...or brides-to-be. Mothers cross sticks around the ankles and squeeze the ends together with rope till the girls cry out in pain. That is one of forcing daughters to swallow litres of milk and mountains of couscous for days on end until they developed wings of fat hanging from their arms and their skin wa...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Foot Pain

...e or eliminate pain. But treating painful feet and ankles is only part of the childhood weight loss equation, says Samuel Nava, DPM, FACFAS. The suburban Dallas surgeon has treated weight-related foot problems in toddlers to teenagers. 'As foot and ankle surgeons, we can reduce the aches and pains so thes...

Beware of Chikungunya !!

...ion, severe joint pains including wrist, knees and ankles are the symptoms. A rash may appear on the trunk and limbs after 2 or 3 days of on set of fever. Recovery may take few days to few months. Though the fever comes down abruptly in 2 days, joint pain, intense headache, insomnia and an great degree of...

High-heels And Alcohol A Bad Combination

...m, he added. The injuries range from sprained ankles to broken bones and dislocations and may lead to permanent damage in some. President of the British Association for Emergency Medicine, Martin Shalley reiterated that high heels could lead to serious injuries, adding that Dr Evans' advice was ve...

Clinical-trials Show Increased Therapeutic Activity of Pycnogenol than Daflon

...t active, blood pools in their leg veins, legs and ankles can become swollen," said Peter Rohdewald, Ph.D. and researcher of the study. "Eventually, some of the valves cannot hold the weight of excessive blood, which then adds more pressure onto the next valve further downwards. Ultimately, the inability to...

Jogging on Beach Could Cause Injury

...ce like sand, the forces that go through the feet, ankles and hips vary dramatically and can predispose an athlete to injury in any one of these body parts," said Michael Ciccotti, chief of the Sports Medicine Centre at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. Sprains a...

New Test to Diagnose the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

...everity, including measuring blood pressure in the ankles and comparing it to blood pressure in the arms. Doctors can also do an angiogram of the artery, using dye to show where blockages exist. But, Kramer said, 'if you are following a patient over weeks and months, you don’t want to do multiple angiograms...

Heroin Addicts Chained For Cure

With their ankles shackled, scores of heroin addicts hobble around t...icult to pick secure the thick manacles around the ankles of 74 druggies as they shamble across the Gamnuam Christian Home participating in 'vocational activi...

Mosquito Plague Reported From Western Australia

...nful swollen joints in the fingers, the wrists the ankles and the knees," she said. Western Australian Health Department spokesman Dr Mike Lindsay has asked people to take preventive measures since rain and flooding in the north and further inland are sure to encourage mosquito breeding, "In most areas of t...

Western Australia Witnesses Rise In Ross River Virus Infection

...nful swollen joints in the fingers, the wrists the ankles and the knees," she added. With an increase in the mosquito population in Peel region (Western Australia), the number of cases reported from the areas has been accelerating. Reports of another form of mosquito-borne disease, called Barmah Forest vi...

Where there is a will, there is a way!

...s demanding. He said he had only felt pain in the ankles after the long walk during which he ate sandwiches with ham and cheese, rolls and drank at least five litres of mineral water and three beers. Source: Indo-Asian News Service...

Ankle Fracture Surgery – Diabetics fare worse than non-diabetics

...e that of the 260,000 Americans who fracture their ankles every year, about 25 percent will require surgery to stabilize the ankle. Other Duke members of the team, in addition to Ganesh and Pietrobon, were Deng Pan, Nina Lightdale, M.D. and James Nunley, M.D. William Cecilio, Catholic University of Parana,...

Ankylosing spondylitis may not be detected in children

...d setting of this condition are pain around knees, ankles and feet; pain and stiffness in the morning or during periods of being stationary; inflammations at the joints etc. Researchers from the University of Toronto had looked into the data submitted by over 2000 patients suffering from ankylosing spondyl...

Alcohol Found To Increase The Risk of Gout

...posits of uric acid often in joints of the feet or ankles that lead to inflammatory arthritis. Symptoms include swelling, redness, stiffness and severe pain.Gout affects more than 5 million adults in the United States. For hundreds of years, the painful joint malady has been linked to overindulgence in rich...

Managing Patients With Psoriasis

...posits of uric acid often in joints of the feet or ankles that lead to inflammatory arthritis. Symptoms include swelling, redness, stiffness and severe pain.Gout affects more than 5 million adults in the United States. For hundreds of years, the painful joint malady has been linked to overindulgence in rich...

Gene defect linked to dilated cardiomyopathy(DCM)

... They may have heart palpitations and notice their ankles becoming swollen. Scientists used tests on mice to determine if a defect in this gene is enough to trigger DCM. They found that a mouse with a defect on the phospholamban gene also suffered severe damage to its heart. Further laboratory tests also s...

Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies

...earchers attached sensors to the feet, legs, hips, ankles and arms to analyse the walker's gait as he or she slips and recovers or falls. Researchers found that walking style changes with age and that older people are more likely to fall as they have poorer balance and take shorter steps. They also add that...

Arthroscopy for Ankles

...edure widely used on knees can also repair damaged ankles claim the researchers. Arthroscopy may be the best known for repairing knee injuries, but it is also a valuable method for treating ankles.// As it is a minimally invasive surgical technique it is being applied in new ways by orthopedic surgeons to...

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