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Brain Tumor Headache Vs Normal Headaches Content – Walking Better

Have you ever wondered about any of the following:

• Are brain tumors and headaches related?

• What symptoms exist for a tumor vs a regular headache?

• How are these kinds of tumors diagnosed?

1.) Are Headaches And Brain Tumors Related?

Headaches are a common issue that can happen in an otherwise healthy person. Approximately 50% of people who actually do have brain tumors have a headache as a recurring complaint. If a person has seizures or persistent neurological symptoms, then this is more of a sign that they may have a tumor.

Some common “red flags” that a person needs to look out for:

A.) A change in previous headache patterns

B.) Headaches that are unresponsive to therapy

C.) Motor weakness or visual problems

D.) A change in memory, personality type

E.) Prolonged vomiting

F.) A headache that is worsened when someone bends over, coughs or sneezes

*We do have to note that any of these symptoms are possible with a regular headache as well. Just because you have these symptoms, does not diagnose you has having a tumor.

2.) How Are Brain Tumors Diagnosed?

An abnormal neurological exam is a common predictor of a brain tumor. Typically, an MRI scan of the individuals head with contrast is the best way to diagnose the problem. Neurosurgeons and oncologists are often times involved in the care of patients to determine if they have a tumor and what to do after it is discovered.

3.) Problems With Walking, Due to a Brain Tumor

Loss of balance and irregular walking patterns can be exhibited when patients have a brain tumor. Although this is unfortunate, there are some things that a patient can do to help them walk better. The use of a special walking brace called an AFO (ankle foot orthosis) can help people walk better if they are having trouble. These braces are made by orthotists (brace specialists). Another device is available that is called the WalkAide for patients with brain tumors. This is an FDA approved device and it is strictly used for patients that have foot drop due to certain conditions, such as a brain tumor. With impulses directed to the lower limbs, from the WalkAide, patients can actually walk more effectively in many situations. Not everyone with drop foot is a candidate for a WalkAide so it is important to discuss this with your local, licensed orthotist if you should get one.

*Note: This is health information. Consulting your phsyician for medical advice on tumors is the best route to take if you are concerned you or someone you know may have one. Medical advice on bracing and the WalkAide should also be provided to you by your local, licensed orthotist.

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MX Riding Boots – The Second Most Important Piece of Protective Wear for Dirt Bike Riding

Second only to the motorcycle helmet, MX riding boots improve your overall riding experience by making you a more confident rider. Other pieces of dirt bike riding gear, such as the chest protector, elbow guards, etc. are great but their primary purpose is to protect you in a fall or collision. I can’t count how many times my feet have slammed into rocks, stumps and logs that did not lead to a crash but could have lead to a foot injury had I not been wearing MX riding boots.

Foot pegs on a dirt bike can cause some serious injuries. Foot pegs are basically a sharp, jagged piece of aluminum designed to provide an extreme non-slip surface. This sharp foot peg, coupled with a good pair of MX riding boots makes you feel really connected with the bike and will take your riding to the next level.

However, if you have ever tried to kick-start a dirt bike wearing a regular pair of work boots, you are very aware of how close your calf comes to the foot peg. I know a girl who has a nasty scar from trying to kick-start a dirt bike. She literally had a gouge taken out of her calf. Now, she has motocross boots.

Another common injury that people get when riding without MX boots is to their shin. Your foot could come off the foot peg and slam back into it breaking your tibia. You could also scrap the skin off you shin when your leg slips down over the jagged peg.

There is no chance of these types of injuries when you ride with motocross boots.

When riding in the northeast you will encounter lots of mud. Ranging in size from a swimming pool to a small lake, mud-puddles can be an intimidating obstacle to navigate. Many motocross riding boots extend up to just under your knee and are typically water proof or resistant. MX riding boots make riding in the mud fun and help keep your feet dry.

The benefits of wearing motocross riding boots

  • Protection for your feet, shins and calf area from foot peg related injuries
  • Protection for your lower legs from rocks trees and other rides
  • A better connection to the bike
  • A greater feeling of safety and boosts your confidence
  • They make riding in the mud fun
  • They look like something Gene Simons would wear on stage with KISS

I personally ride with a pair of motocross boots made by Moose Riding Equipment (M1 Boot). I like them very much because they seem to extend further up the leg than most others motocross boots plus the foot area of the boot is a tough rigid plastic. My feet would have been crushed several times without that. The shin area also contains hard plastic parts. My friends have mx boots made by Thor. They look great and are very comfortable; they just don’t seem as beefy as the M1. The cost was also a factor for me. I only had $100 to make this purchase. Prices range from $100 – $500. I am sure the higher end boots would be better than the less expensive ones. The point is, if you are going out to ride then protect you feet. One x-ray at the doctor’s office will cost more than $100.

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Down Jacket Pros and Cons

A down jacket is the quintessential outerwear for cold weather. If you’ve gotten sticker shock shopping for down jackets and wonder why people choose them over lower-priced synthetic jackets, here are a few reasons to become a down lover.


  • Warmth: Down is nature’s way of keeping geese warm, and it has proven very effective over the millennia. By trapping body heat, down provides maximum warmth in winter weather.
  • Weight: Down is very lightweight, so it won’t slow you down whether you’re hiking to a mountain peak or running to the grocery store. Down jackets are also very compressible, making them convenient for travel.
  • Comfort: Down is soft, flexible, and breathable, making it a popular material for bedding as well as clothing. If you are looking for a jacket to wear on a regular basis, down can be much more comfortable than many synthetic jackets.
  • Style: Down jackets can be stylish as well as functional. I use a down jacket that extends to right above my knees. This extra length makes a huge difference in keeping my whole body warm. Plus, the length and flare at the waist gives the coat a dressy appearance–even if my attire underneath is casual.


  • Bulkiness: While down is very compressible, it can still be bulky to wear. Make sure that your down jacket is roomy enough to wear a thick sweater or other layers underneath as well.
  • Cost: Down can be much more expensive than synthetic materials.
  • Not waterproof or windproof: While down is resistant to water and wind, it will not keep you as dry and warm as a hardshell jacket. Down doesn’t dry quickly either, so if you plan to wear your down jacket in rainy conditions it is best to use an umbrella or a waterproof layer over your jacket.

Here are a few considerations if you’re shopping for a down jacket:

  • Insulation: Down’s warmth is measured by fill power. Higher fill power corresponds to a higher ability to insulate. Also, down with a higher fill rating requires less down, which means less bulk and weight. Jackets with a fill rating of 700-900 provide maximum warmth with the least bulk. Jackets with lower ratings can still provide significant warmth, but might be bulkier to compensate for the lower insulating capacity. Higher fill power also means the jacket will be more resilient when compressed, and therefore last longer.
  • Length: Do you want a jacket that ends at the waist, above the thighs, above the knees, or longer?
  • Hood: Do you expect to be caught in the rain or cold without a hat or umbrella? If so, a hood is a must-have.
  • Price: What is your budget for a jacket? Down jackets are pricey, but it’s possible to find good deals if you take the time to search, or are willing to go with a lower fill rating.

A down jacket is a great way to stay warm and stylish in cold weather. Down is not ideal for all conditions, but if you are looking for maximum warmth and comfort, a down jacket may very well become your favorite wintertime accessory.

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