CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1987 |
Grocery store clerks may have more than bruised fruit on their minds now that a study has demonstrated that repeated hand motions at the checkout counter could cause nerve damage to their fingers. Dr. Linda Rosenstock of the occupational medicine program at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle said recently that checkers may suffer nerve damage as a result of their repeated grasping, flexing and extending the wrist.
July 4, 2005 |
One of the more serious complications of diabetes is a disabling condition called diabetic neuropathy. Because people with diabetes have excessive levels of blood sugar, nerves can become damaged, causing sharp pain that disturbs sleep, numbness in the hands or feet, digestive problems, ulcerations that can lead to foot amputations, and even sudden death if the nerves to the heart are affected.
October 11, 1993 |
Charles Barkley, who collapsed during wind sprints when his legs went numb, received an encouraging medical report Sunday night after a battery of tests and may return to training camp today. Jerry Colangelo, president of the Phoenix Suns, said a magnetic resonance imaging, CAT-scan and neurological exam revealed that Barkley, who collapsed Saturday night, sustained no nerve damage. Barkley will not need surgery, but will have to reduce his workouts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2012 |
A jury this week found that a Los Angeles police officer used excessive force when he handcuffed a partially paralyzed man tightly enough to cause nerve damage to the man's wrist. Allen Harris, 56, was awarded nearly $1.6 million Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court for his injuries, marking the latest in a long string of seven-figure verdicts against the Los Angeles Police Department for officer misconduct. On Thursday, the jury returned to court and took the somewhat unusual step of ordering the accused officer, Alex Tellez, to pay an additional $90,000 himself after finding "clear and convincing evidence" that he acted maliciously toward Harris, according to court records.
January 31, 2011 |
Clippers forward Craig Smith , who hasn't played since Dec. 18, should get a good read on his progress when he visits the doctor Wednesday. Smith suffered a herniated disk in his lower back and nerve damage in his right leg, which required an epidural. If all is deemed to be going well, Smith won't require more drastic measures. "The way I'm feeling, I feel close," he said Monday before the Clippers played Milwaukee at Staples Center. "Hopefully, no surgery. I don't wish that on anybody.
December 8, 2013 |
One-half of the Lakers' 30-something backcourt returned to action Sunday. But what about Steve Nash ? "I don't know," the injury-riddled point guard said several hours before Kobe Bryant played against Toronto. "I had three good days of practice and I could play right now, but we don't really have any confidence that it's sustainable. Instead of playing, missing a few weeks, playing, missing a few weeks … try to get to a place where I could play and sustain it. We don't know when that is right now. " Nash has played in only six games this season, sidelined since Nov. 10 because of nerve damage in his back.