Olecranon Bursitis — Commonly Known As Popeye's Elbow

Bursitis of the Elbow also known as Popeye Elbow, have you ever heard of it? 

Nick-named after the cartoon character of Popeye the Sailor Man. It's easy to spot and diagnose.  

A friend dropped in for a visit the other night. As we were talking he mentioned that his elbow was swollen. 

He rolled up his sleeve and showed his elbow to me. I was surprised, when I heard him called it a, Popeye Elbow because it actually looked like Popeye's elbow. I took these pictures of it.

It's official name is, Olecranon Bursitis and is the inflammation of small sacs of fluid called bursae which lubricates the joint at the back of the elbow caused by a sudden injury, being hit over and over and smashed, which causes fluid and bleeding to build-up within the joint. An X-ray may be necessary to determine whether there is damage to the elbow. The doctor may or may not at the time drain it, using a syringe and testing the contents in the lab. It's best not to do it yourself. 

It may or may not hurt. My friend said his didn't hurt but usually there is pain involved when movement or pressure is applied. The swelling occurs just at the back of the elbow. There's a redness to the swollen area which may streak up to the lymph nodes in the armpit, caused by the infection. 

The only treatment for Popeye Elbow is to watch where you are placing your elbows, during sports activities, using protective gear such as pads and guards and to avoid leaning on them if at all possible. I've heard that Popeye Elbow is even being linked to the gout. Yikes! Gout is something that I suffer from now and again. 


Antibiotics may be needed to treat it, if it gets infected. Surgery the last call. 

Popeye Elbow, I've never heard of it before have you?

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Why Do Muslim Women Still Wear The Hijab?

Wearing the hijab, or burqa, or a veil, has nothing to do with Islam. Leila Ahmed 1992

Here is the argument. Modern Muslim commentators believe that there is nothing specifically Islamic about such a covering, it had already existed in pre-Islamic Arabia, long before Muhammad and the Qurán so it should not be mandatory in Islam today.

The hijab, which now can refer to a veil or more generally the concept of modesty, is one of the most visible and contested symbols in Islam. It first appears in the Qurán specifically used to instruct male believers in Islam to talk to Muhammad's wives behind a veil (hijab). This veil some would argue wasn't initially like the veil (hijab) women wear today. In Muhammad's time it was a large curtained dividing wall that separated his wives from the eyes of other men. Here is another example that the Qurán supports veiling of women:

and say to the believing women, that they cast down their eyes and guard their private parts; and reveal not their adornment save such as is outward; and let them cast their veils over their bosoms, and reveal not their adornment save to their husbands, their husband's sons, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their husbands' sons, or their women, or what their right hands own, or such men as attend them, not having sexual desire, or children who have not yet attained knowledge of women's private parts; nor let them stamp their feet, so that their hidden ornament may be known. And turn all together to God, O you believers; happily so you will prosper. (24:31)

then there is:

Children of Adam! We have sent down on you a garment to cover your shameful parts and feathers; and the garments of the god-fearing—that is better; that is one of God's signs; haply they will remember. (7:26)


O Prophet, say to your wives and daughters and the believing women, that they draw their veils close to them (when they go abroad). The will be better, so it is likelier that they will be known, and not hurt. God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate (33:59)

These verses are however so extremely vague and none specifically refers to the actual veiling of women and can be interpreted in many different ways and regardless of their meanings are used today as a tool to segregate Muslim men from women.  

With these vague verses all four of the major Sunni schools (Hanafi, Shafi'i, Maliki, and Hanbali) teach that a woman's entire body, must be covered in public, maybe with the exception of the eyes and ears.

Here is the question. Why do Muslim women still wear the hijab, when there is no reason? Muhammad never said women had to, nor does the Qurán.

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The Pig, Why Did Allah Prohibit Muslims From Eating It?

Allah must have detested the taste of pork. Since the very beginning, in its name alone, Allah pointed out the swine as being an unclean animal, unfit for human consumption.