DeGale weighs in ahead of title clash

first_imgJames DeGale weighed in at 11st 13lb 8oz ahead of his European title showdown in Liverpool.The Harlesden man takes on defending champion Piotr Wilczewski, who has lost only one of his 30 professional fights and was a fraction under the 12-stone super-middleweight limit.Wilczewski, 33, has the WBO inter-continental belt as well as the European title, and the Pole is ranked two in the world by the WBO.“It’s going to be a hard fight. The guy’s a good fighter and is coming for a fight, no doubt about it,” DeGale told West London Sport.“I know he hasn’t come here to give up his title and that there’s pressure on me to produce a big performance, but I’m ready to go out there and prove the doubters wrong.”It will be DeGale’s first outing since he lost his British title – and his unbeaten record – to arch-rival and fellow west Londoner George Groves on a majority-decision verdict in May.The 25-year-old is convinced he should have been declared the winner of that bout, but a victory this weekend would put him in line for a rematchor even a world title shot.Promoter Frank Warren wants DeGale to fight for a world titlleDeGale said: “I want to get this European title and then move on to bigger and better things. The super-middleweight division is on fire at the moment and I want to be a part of it because I know I can mix it with the big boys.“If Groves wants to fight me again after this, then great – bring it on. I still think I won that fight and don’t know how someone can win a title fighting on the back foot like that.“But if he wants to run from me, I’ll just move on. This European title shot is a great chance for me to move on to a higher stage and I’m going to grab it with both hands.“Win this fight and I’ll be ranked second in the world by the WBO and also in the top 10 of the other organisations. It’s a cracking opportunity and I’m going to make the most of it.”DeGale’s ponderous start to the grudge match with Groves proved costly and he has pledged to be much more assertive at the Echo Arena on Saturday.And his trainer Jim McDonnell, criticised by some after the Groves fight, believes his man will thrive on the pressure of knowing that he cannot afford to lose this weekend’s encounter.“We’ve worked on cutting the ring down and I’ve been really pleased with James’ work,” said McDonnell, who also trains west London light-middleweight Steve O’Meara.“He’s definitely learned from the Groves fight and I think that loss will be a blessing in disguise – the making of James, not the breaking.“His sparring has been absolutely brilliant and it’s obvious he wants that European title badly. And come fight night, he’ll get it. I think he’ll produce his best performance yet.”last_img read more

No infighting in BJD, party not weak: Naveen

first_imgBJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that there is no infighting in the party.“I do not feel any infighting in the party. Where is infighting?” Patnaik aksed while replying reporters on his return from his five-day visit to the national capital.When the Chief Minister was asked whether infighting in the regional outfit has been making the party weak, he said .“Who says the party is going weak? I don’t think its going weak at all? We are the largest party in the state. and have won four terms in a row.” When his attention was drawn to a news article written by BJD MP Bhartuhari Mahatab where he indicated infighting in BJD, .Patnaik said he has not gone through the article.On his visit to the residence of former prime minister A B Vajpayee during his stay in Delhi, Patnaik said “I heard Mr Vajpayee was not feeling well. So I paid a courtesy visit.” On claims made by a section of BJP leaders in Odisha that he wanted an alliance with the saffron party ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Chief Minister said “That is not correct.” Asked whether he has any plans to join the non—BJP parties to field an united opposition candidate in the ensuing presidential elections, he said “There are no plans yet. There were no discussions in Delhi as far as I am concerned.” Replying to a question on the Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s proposed meeting with the chief ministers of Naxal—hit states, Patnaik said “It (the killing of 25 security personnel in Sukma) is very tragic. We will wait for the invitation for the May 8 meeting from the Union Home Minister on this.”last_img read more

Wrist pain

first_imgDefinitionWrist pain is any pain or discomfort in the wrist.Alternative NamesPain – wristCausesCarpal tunnel syndrome: A common cause of wrist pain is carpal tunnel syndrome. You may feel aching, burning, numbness, or tingling in your palm, wrist, thumb, or fingers. The thumb muscle can become weak, making it difficult to grasp things. Pain may extend up to your elbow.Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets compressed at the wrist because of swelling. This is the nerve in the wrist that allows feeling and movement to parts of the hand. Swelling can occur if you:Do repetitive movements with your wrist, such as typing on a computer keyboard, using a computer mouse, playing racquetball or handball, sewing, painting, writing, or using a vibrating toolAre pregnant, menopausal, or overweightHave diabetes, premenstrual syndrome, an underactive thyroid, or rheumatoid arthritisInjury: Wrist pain with bruising and swelling is often a sign of an injury. Signs of a possible broken bone include deformed joints and inability to move the wrist, hand, or a finger. Other common injuries include sprain, strain, tendinitis, and bursitis.Arthritis: Arthritis is another common cause of wrist pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are many types of arthritis:Osteoarthritis occurs with age and overuse.Rheumatoid arthritis generally affects both wrists.Psoriatic arthritis accompanies psoriasis.Infectious arthritis is a medical emergency. Signs of an infection include redness and warmth of the wrist, fever above 100F, and recent illness.Other CausesGout: This occurs when your body produces too much uric acid, a waste product. It forms crystals in the joints, rather than being excreted in the urine.Pseudogout: This occurs when calcium deposits in the joints, causing pain, redness, and swelling. The wrists and knees are most often affected.Home CareadvertisementFor carpal tunnel syndrome, you may need to make adjustments to your work habits and environment:Make sure that your keyboard is low enough that your wrists are not bending upward while you type.Take plenty of breaks from activities that aggravate the pain. When typing, stop often to rest the hands, if only for a moment. Rest your hands on their sides, not the wrists.An occupational therapist can show you ways to ease pain and swelling and stop the syndrome from coming back.Over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can relieve pain and swelling.Various, typing pads, split keyboards, and wrist splints (braces) are designed to relieve wrist pain. These may help symptoms. Try a few different kinds to see if any help.You may only need to wear a wrist splint at night while you sleep. This helps reduce the swelling. If this does not help, you may need to wear the splint during the day as well.Apply warm or cold compresses a few times during the day.For a recent injury:Rest your wrist. Keep it elevated.Apply ice to the tender and swollen area.Take over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.Wear a splint for several days. Wrist splints can be purchased at many drugstores and medical supply stores.For non-infectious arthritis:Do flexibility and strengthening exercises every day. Work with a physical therapist to learn the best and safest exercises for your wrist.Try the exercises after a hot bath or shower so that your wrist is warmed up and less stiff.Do notdo exercises when your wrist is inflamed.Make sure that you also rest the joint. Both rest and exercise are important when you have arthritis.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalGet emergency care if:You are unable to move your wrist, hand or a finger.Your wrist, hand, or fingers are misshapen.You are bleeding significantly.Call your doctor right away if:You have a fever over 100F.You have a rash.You have swelling and redness of your wrist and you have had a recent illness (like a virus or other infection).Call your doctor for an appointment if:You have swelling, redness or stiffness in one or both wrists.You have numbness, tingling, or weakness in the wrist, hand, or fingers with pain.You have lost any muscle mass in the wrist, hand, or fingers.You have been following self-care treatments for two weeks, but still have pain.What to Expect at Your Office VisitYour health care provider will perform a physical exam, and ask about your symptoms and history, such as:When did the wrist pain begin?Did it occur suddenly and severely or gradually and mildly?Is the pain constant, or does it come and go?Is the pain worse in the morning or at night?Does it go away without self-care?Is the pain sharp, throbbing, or burning? Is there numbness or tingling in any of your fingers?Where exactly is the pain? Is it in both wrists? Does it extend into the fingers?Does the pain occur only with certain movements or positions?Does the pain prevent normal use of the wrist, hand, or arm?Is the pain worse with movement?What helps it? Is it better with immobilization to prevent movement? Does splinting the wrist or applying heat help?Do any medicines help?Is there joint pain elsewhere?Is there pain elsewhere, such as the neck?What medications are you taking?Have you had any recent injuries or illnesses?Are you involved in activities requiring repetitious hand and wrist movements, such as sewing, knitting, computer keyboard use?X-rays may be taken. If your health care provider thinks that you have an infection, gout, or pseudogout, fluid may be removed from the joint to examine under a microscope.advertisementAnti-inflammatory medicines may be prescribed. Injection with a steroid medicine may be done. Surgery may be needed to treat some conditions.PreventionTo prevent carpal tunnel syndrome:Adjust your keyboard so that you do not have to bend your wrist upward while typing.Take frequent breaks from activities that require wrist movement.Work with an occupational therapist.To prevent gout attacks:Limit alcohol.Lose weight if you are overweight.Drink plenty of water.Eat lower amounts of liver, anchovies, sardines, and herring.Your doctor may prescribe medication.ReferencesShebab R. Evaluation and diagnosis of wrist pain: a case-based approach. Am Fam Physician. 2013;87:568-573.Swigart CR. Hand and wrist pain. In: Firestein GS, Budd RC, GabrielSE, et al., eds. Kellys Textbook of Rheumatology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2012:chap 50.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. 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