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Wednesday wellness tips: Weight loss

In lieu of the regular RICE & MICE content for some of the off-season, I’m going to do a series on health and wellness. I hope you enjoy it and as always, if you have specific questions, please don’t hesitate to leave comments or send me an email. This is not intended to be medical advice, nor should it take the place of you consulting a medical provider. Please see your doctor, physician assistant or nurse practitioner before starting any diet or weight loss program. Quite often I have patients come in that want to lose weight, but necessarily know how. …

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RICE & MICE: Ouch, my bursa!

A bursa is a thin, fluid filled sac that helps cushion and reduce friction in joints between the skin, and tendons or between skin and bone. Usually, a bursa only contains a small amount of fluid, like a zipper sandwich baggie with a tablespoon of olive oil in it. Bursitis is an inflammation of a bursa and commonly occurs in the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip and sometimes the ankle and foot. Bursitis may be acute or chronic and may be caused by overuse of a joint or trauma to the joint. Trauma or repeated movements can irritate the bursa …

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RICE & MICE: Tennis Elbow

Since I previously wrote about medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, I’d like to move over to the other side of the elbow to the lateral epicondyle. Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is an overuse injury to the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to bone located on the outer aspect, the thumb side, of the elbow. These tendons help you move your wrist and fingers. When the tendon is over stressed or strained and repeatedly pull and tug at their point of attachment on the bone, lateral epicondylitis may develop. As with medial epicondylitis, lateral epicondylitis is not a tendinitis, but …

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Point/Counterpoint: NHL discipline

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kim Q and Marcello De Feo square off on the topic of NHL discipline. Point By Kim Q When Colin Campbell finally stepped down as the NHL’s principal disciplinarian, many NHL fans were relieved and felt that the promise of a better system would improve the sport they love. Under Colin Campbell, supplementary discipline, at times, seemed to lack objectivity, not to mention the huge conflict of interest since his …

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RICE & MICE: Golfer’s Elbow

As we bid adieu to the Pittsburgh Penguins of 2011-12, I’d like to bring awareness to an injury that could affect anyone of the the Penguins players, coaches and staff during this extra long off-season: golfer’s elbow. Yes,  the elbows of the likes of James Neal, Tyler Kennedy, Evgeni Malkin and Arron Asham no longer have to incur the trauma of Flyers players head-butting their sensitive mid-arm areas. However, a new enemy may lurk on the horizon. Golfer’s elbow, also called medial epicondylitis, is an overuse injury to the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to bone located on the …

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