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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, December 17, 1971 By Jeane Dixon SATURDAY, DEC. IS Your .birthday today: Healthy growth, normal give-and-take are the most proba- ble characteristics of your coming year. Your enterprises include at least one project with unsuspectedly LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D- Tendon injuries need time to heal Dear Dr. Lamb - I am a track runner. Wljle running this past summer I hurt my Achilles tendon. I rested for one week and then tried to run but it hiu't so I rested for two weeks, bathing the ankle in warm water and epson salts. I am running now but there is the same pain in the tendon connecting the calf muscle with the heel. It is also kind of stiff. I am wondering if this could develop into permanent or serious injury if I continue to run. How can this be quickly and properly healed? . What steps should I take to insure this won't recur-? Dear Reader - These are often very difficult to treat. As long as the problem persists you simply can't run. You may have an inflammation around the tendon or an injury to the muscle where it attaches. Some doctors have reported success by injecting the area with cortisone, or with Novocain, then gently stretching the muscle. More than one injection may be necessary to obtain relief. Short of that I can only recommend heat, rest and gentle movement to gradually help regain full movement of the ankle. Poor running habits contribute to the problem. Be sure when you run that you let your heel take most of the body weight, not the toe. If you run with your toe reaching out first, let' the foot sink to catch the weight on the heel. A lot of people get similar problems from jogging and running in excess of their level of fitness and through using their toes. Rest of the ankle is absolutely necessary. Walking however may help regain function earlier. Dear Dr. Lamb - First may I say your column is very in- teresting. I was wondering if you would enlighten me on what really is heart convulsions? Wouuld you say they are dangerous? What causes them and what treatment is given? My mother, who is 57, has these quite often but went to a doctor only once. I am in favor of her going to a heart specialist. Dear Reader - There are several things you could mean. When the heart beats so slowly that there is inadequate ciruc-lation to the brain, a convulsion occurs. Another condition is a gross irregularity of the heart to the point that it can't pump blood. This causes those dramatic "cardiac arrests" you have probably seen on TV. These don't recur very often since they are fatal unless there is immediate medical assistance. Less complex irregularities may cause symptoms and would require an examination to identify. In any case you are right, she should go see a heart specialist. Operator killed under machine MORLEY (CP) - Ralph Stevens, 27. of the Stony Plain Indian reserve was killed yesterday when the machine he was operating during logging operations rolled over and crushed him on the reserve, 50 miles west of Calgary. high potential. Today's natives are sensitive to the finer nuances of social and political prestige. ARIES (March 21-April 10!: A full week-end is ahead and you're already apt to be over-committed, having promised to go more places than you can reach. TAURUS (April 20-May 20: Making too much of a trivial episode comes all too easy. Bach member of the family seems to have his own formula for the week-end. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Early starting gets you over the stiffer parts of the day in passable mood to enjoy t h e more sociable evening hours. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be a bit persnickety; if it's not exactly what you want, don't take it. You've made it this far with what you've got. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Many-sided deals get top heavy. Bringing in too many people very quickly upsets all arrangements. Be selective. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Whatever your public image may be, you could do some good for yourself today attend- | ins to the activities that create public image ! LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): i Treat the weekend as a holiday, | whether you're on the move or 1 not. It's a frame of mind more i than movement or changes of j scene. Of course, they help if ' vou make them. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21V. Your direct remarks reflect in places you don't expect, among people you needn't upset Be quietly diplomatic. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Pursue romantic prospects gingerly, with care and discretion. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Hindrances, limitations remaining from another time are indicated for termination soon. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 -Feb. 18): Resist the temptation of a hasty decision. Monday ought to be soon enough, particularly if it concerns a document or formal declaration. PISCES (Feb. 1!) - March 20): The week-end promises normal life with no major problems and something going well for everybody. (1971: By The Chicago Tribune) Test missile sifes CROWLEY, Colo. (AP) -The United States Air Force set off 100 tons of TNT Tuesday in a ranch field near here to test the resistar.ee of intercontinental ballistic missile sites from nuclear attack. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES' H. GOREN It 1971: Br The Chicago Tfitunt] Both vulnerable. West deals. NORTH *KI V 9 3 O KJ542 �S> J 10 8 6 WEST EAST A 10 4 A 9 8 7 6 5 3 S>KQ87 2 5 OA 10 98 073 *A2 4.954 SOUTH AAQJ C A J 6 4 O QC * K Q7 3 rhe bidding: West North East South 1 ! SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal Walt Disney's-THE CHRISTMAS CONSPIRACY WHILE MISTElZ STOKtf WIWSS OPP PO� H6W/TH� TWO MICE SOXHy ABOUT THE k.r-i. $. STUCIO,, � 1 "I AM, I'M ON MY WAV TO �W- WASH RlirtT Nod, BUGS BUNNY ;