Frame? left hand "pain"..

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Katarzyna, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    i'm competing in 4 days so it better be ok.

    (you can share the story when I come back from teh nurse with good news :) )
  2. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    went to the nurse. She said I should take some anti inflamatory meds, ice it every 15 min for 2 hours and gave me some specialists card if it doesn't go away after days...

    She also said I need to get a massage :applause: :notworth:
  3. lynn

    lynn New Member

    that's great news!! Yes, ice and take advil - btw, advil is a blood thinner so be careful - i had to learn that the hard way.....

    now cornutt can tell us the horror story that he's saving.....
  4. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    I've been taking alieve, is that a blood thinner as well?
  5. lynn

    lynn New Member

    ibuprofen is a blood thinner - but also anti-inflammatory that's why i had to take it.... i'm not sure about alieve...need to :google: it....
  6. skwiggy

    skwiggy Well-Known Member

    I was taking a lot of aleve for awhile for my back problems. I don't know about blood thinning, but I know it can be havoc on your stomach lining, so make sure to take it with food. Like a full meal. Even if it doesn't upset your stomach yet, eventually it probably will, so make sure you take it with food.

    Even though it helped my back problems IMMENSELY, I haven't taken it for several weeks. The last time I took it I had been taking it pretty regularly for about a week, and I got very very sick.
  7. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    It does that to me too. And I don't find it to be much more effective than asprin. You could try alternating it with buffered asprin (Excedrin, etc), or try some of the (sp?) "encoptic" aspirin that doesn't dissolve until it reaches your intestine.
  8. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Great news! Probably just an inflammation in your shoulder or elbow. And yes, you need a massage. Everyone needs a massage. That's a given. :wink:

    And, since lynn asked...

    Last year, one of my wife's employees, a lady in her late 40s (I think; I'm not really sure what her age was, but she was way too young to have happen what happened to her) had a blood clot in her leg that broke loose and caused a stroke. She was driving a company car at the time, and the stroke caused her right leg to go to full lock -- she couldn't get her foot off of the accelerator! The car shot off the road, jumped a ditch, and landed in a muddy field where miraculously a chain-link fence arrested the car and held it stationary until a (very courageous) bystander got to the car and shut the engine off. They figured that ten feet to either side, and the car probably would have broken through the fence and crashed at high speed into a nearby house. So that part was good, but the aftermath is not good. She is basically paralyzed on her right side and has for the most part lost her ability to talk. Of course, she is no longer able to work, or do much of anything else. They have been giving her physical therapy, and she has regained a little movement on her right side, but the doctors don't foresee much improvement. The stroke just did too much damage.

    :cry:
  9. lynn

    lynn New Member

    so sad.... whew, but not as scary as the one egoist mentioned.....but i'm still glad i haven't had lunch yet...... i don't have much of a stomach for camp fire horror stories.....

    cornutt, is the stroke caused by sitting in one position too long?? there's a condition (cant' remember what it's called) that happens to passengers on the plane b/c they sit for a prolonged period of time.....
  10. Chris Stratton

    Chris Stratton New Member

    Sounds very unfortunate. I knew someone who has such a clot in her 20's but they treated it before it could break free. While it could happen to anyone, some small percentage of the population has a genetic susceptibility to clotting - more commonly an issue in women where it can be made worse by certain hormones (making the pill very risky), and another small percentage has an inability to clot (mostly men, who only get one copy of the X-chromosome gene that could enable normal clotting).

    Good reason to get up and practice your rumba walks in the aisle on that transcontinental flight. (But try not to bump into anything sharp if you are the exiled heir to a European throne)
  11. lynn

    lynn New Member

    or during your 15 min. coffee/smoking/napping/chatting break!
  12. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Deep Vein Thrombosis. To what extent it's caused by sitting on a plane (or anywhere else) is currently a hot topic for research. I've seen a couple of studies, but they weren't very well controlled for confounding factors.

    Interestingly, just last weekend, I was looking up some stroke statistics on the Web for a short thing that I was doing for another forum. It's mainly a disease of the elderly; the average age for a fatal stroke is like 75 for men and 80 for women. But they did have a separate breakdown of the stats for strokes suffered by people under the age of 65. As it turns out, by far the #1 risk factor is smoking. The second risk factor is being male; all other things being equal, under-65 men suffer strokes at about twice the rate of women in the same age group. But smoking was the big one; according to the stats, if you eliminate that, you've almost totally eliminated the risk.
  13. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    Well than, I should be safe in that department (although I sit around quite a bit of second hand smoke at home)
  14. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    But are you around any second hand males? :lol:
  15. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    \Should I realy answer that?

    Just jocking :lol:
  16. lynn

    lynn New Member

    :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    reminds me of an article i read long, long time ago discussing the correlation between the risk of having a stroke and the amount of iron content in one's body.... i guess that means no steak for those who are in the high risk category???

    Kat, i think if you do a lot of typing, maybe try to relax every couple of minutes?? Use of mouse and keyboard can sometimes strain the muscle/nerve in your arms....
  17. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    Actually, perhaps usuing keyboard too much isn't helping my arm... :?
  18. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Possibly. Or the mouse. Are you left-handed?
  19. lynn

    lynn New Member

    Does it matter?? when my right arm started hurting, i switched the mouse to my left arm, now both of my arms hurt :cry: ....
  20. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    I alternate. Generally, I use my left hand at work and my right hand at home. My experience has been that the mouse, rather than the keyboard, is what causes most of your computer user's wrist problems. (I used computers for about ten years prior to the first time I ever touched a mouse, and I never had any wrist problems then. Finger problems occasionally, but no wrist problems.)

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