Flat bed truck gets stuck trying to drive through Jackson Square

People who work near Jackson Square say they constantly see 18-wheeler’s get stuck trying to navigate the French Quarter, but Monday was a first- a flat bed truck drove across Jackson Square.

“All of the sudden we heard this big commotion and everyone is going ‘oh my god look at that'” witness Shane Riley said.

Just after 9:30 a.m. a flat bed truck attempted to make the turn from Chartres Street onto St. Peters Street. Chris Esteve, the General Manager of Tableau, played the incident back on his security cameras.

“Looking at the length of that trailer though there’s no shot he could make that corner,” Esteve said.

He and his customers deal with large trucks attempting to drive through the Quarter often.

“I’d say we see this several times a week,” Esteve said. “If you’re sitting upstairs on the balcony and this is happening below you it’s a little nerve racking wondering if these guys are gonna take the balcony out.”

While trucks often get stuck trying to make the corner, the driver’s solution was a surprise to everyone.

“I’ve not seen them drive across the square, that’s a first for us,” Esteve said.

Witnesses said it was a risky decision.

“He was going at a high rate of speed, I thought he was gonna kill someone and when he hit those steps the whole load went up in the air,” Riley said.

Witness Mandi Malbroue agreed.

“It was probably going around 20-25 miles an hour zooming right through and there’s all kinds of people walking through, so it was kinda dangerous the way he was going across,” Malbroue said.

Business owners and employees wish the city would do more to prevent trucks from using the French Quarter as their route.

“It’s really dangerous and I think they really do need to enforce the law that trucks can’t pass through this part of the quarter,” Malbroue said.

The city does have an ordinance that buses over 31 feet are prohibited in the interior streets of the French Quarter and drivers can face a $500 fine.

Lauren Bale can be reached at lbale@wwltv.com.

© 2018 WWL

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Ask Your Physical Therapist: Hurt heel out of bed

One question patients ask me every day relates to their heel hurting when they get out of bed in the morning. Sometimes the pain is so bad, they end up limping.

There are a number of issues that could be contributing to the heel pain when you get out of bed and after getting up from sitting. The most common reason for your heel/arch pain would be plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of the tissue that connects from your heel to the balls of your feet. Its job is to provide shock absorption and to support the arch of your foot during weight bearing.

When the plantar fascia is overstretched, shortened or has repetitive stress applied to it, it becomes inflamed and causes pain. Flat feet and high arches can both be a contributing cause to plantar fasciitis for different reasons. Tight calf or tight big toe muscles can also be a culprit in causing plantar fasciitis.

The calf, big toe and plantar fascia all work together as a pulley system. If they cannot function as a pulley system, then too much pressure is placed on the plantar fascia and it becomes painful, which causes the patient to limp when walking.

Another cause of heel pain is calcaneal bursitis. In this case, the fluid filled “bursa sac” that cushions the heel bone becomes inflamed. Usually, irritation of the bursa can also be due to tight calf muscles, flat feet or high arches, which all alter the normal function of the foot, causing excess pressure on the calcaneal bursa at the heel bone.

So how do you get rid of the pain?

Heel pain that is present with the first few steps out of bed in the morning, as well as after you get up from sitting, usually responds well to a multi-faceted approach.

Improving your calf flexibility, strengthening the muscles that support the arch of your feet, as well as wearing the proper shoe for your foot type and using a custom foot orthotic that distributes your weight more efficiently across your foot, are all pieces of the puzzle to get you back to pain-free walking and weight-bearing activities.

You need an expert in the care of the foot and ankle to evaluate you and determine the root cause of your heel pain. Attacking the root cause will eliminate the heel pain versus just taking medication, resting or getting injections.

The physical therapists at Cardin and Miller Physical Therapy are experts in the treatment of the foot and ankle. We determine the cause of your heel pain and develop a custom rehab plan for you based on your medical history and what we find when we check your strength, range of motion, walking pattern, etc.

Call Cardin and Miller Physical Therapy at 717-245-0400, to schedule your free screen with one of our physical therapists so that we can help you resolve your heel pain and get your life back.

If you have a question you would like me to answer in one of my upcoming columns, please email your question to smiller@cardinmillerpt.com.

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BREAKING: Michael Schumacher ‘Is No Longer Bed-Ridden’ After Making Progress – LADbible

December 29 will mark five years since Michael Schumacher sustained a serious brain injury after a skiing accident in the French Alps and it’s now believed he is no longer bed-ridden following extensive £50,000 a week healthcare costs.

Despite reports in March understanding that the former F1 legend had been left unable to speak or walk, Sportsmail understands that he ‘is not bed-ridden’.

The MailOnline reported that Schumacher is believed to be receiving extensive nursing and physiotherapy care which has been estimated to cost more than £50,000 ($62,900) a week.

Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna before the accident. Credit: PA
Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna before the accident. Credit: PA

The father-of-two is living alongside close family members in the main body of a £50m ($62,996,100) mansion on the banks of Lake Geneva.

Schumacher will turn 50 on January 3 – just five days after the anniversary of the life-changing tragedy and his medical condition has been kept closely under wraps since it happened.

His wife of over 20 years, Corinna, insisted that his progress was kept a secret with the MailOnline reporting that anyone who spoke out would no longer be regarded as a friend.

Michael Schumacher celebrates after winning the French Formula One Grand Prix on the Magny-Cours racetrack in France, 21 July 2002. Credit: PA
Michael Schumacher celebrates after winning the French Formula One Grand Prix on the Magny-Cours racetrack in France, 21 July 2002. Credit: PA

Earlier this year, Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm said that the family appreciate the ’empathy’ coming from fans but added that they want to keep details about his health private.

She said: “What can be said is that the family really appreciates the empathy of the fans.

“The people really do see and understand [his health situation] is not to be shared in the public eye.”

Michael Schumacher poses with his wife Corinna on a piste during the traditional three-day Ferrari meeting in Madonna di Campiglio. Credit: PA
Michael Schumacher poses with his wife Corinna on a piste during the traditional three-day Ferrari meeting in Madonna di Campiglio. Credit: PA

Schumacher was on holiday with his 14-year-old son Mick when tragedy struck in December 2013. He fell, hitting the right side of his head on a rock, with such force his helmet split open.

He was rushed to hospital where surgeons removed blood clots from his brain, however, some had to be left behind as they were so deeply embedded.

He was stabilised and placed into a medically-induced coma, and was later brought round.

Featured Image Credit: PA

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Justice Ginsburg casts deciding vote from her hospital bed, strikes down Trump’s racist law

Justice Ginsburg casts deciding vote from her hospital bed, strikes down Trump's racist law

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just underwent surgery at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to remove two malignant modules from her left lung.

It’s said that she is recovering well and “no further treatment is needed.” That is good news.

Oh, and there’s some more good news on top of that:

Right after the surgery, while still bedridden, Ginsburg launched the deciding vote to block President Trump’s new restrictions on asylum. The court voted 5-4, with Justice Roberts siding with liberals. Justice Kavanaugh defended Trump in the move.

NBC News has learned Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg voted FROM HER HOSPITAL BED to refuse to let the government enforce Pres. Trump’s proposed restriction on asylum. The court voted 5-4 to leave a lower court ruling in place that blocks enforcement of the crackdown. @PeteWilliamsNBC

— Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) December 21, 2018

“It’s a major blow to the Trump administration and sends a strong signal that there are at least five justices who agree with the district court that the asylum ban exceeds the President’s statutory authority,” said Steve Vladeck, CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor at the University of Texas School of Law.

Ruling aside, Ginsburg’s health is still an issue. While she may be recovering okay after the cancer detection, this is the second issue to plague Ginsburg in the last several weeks. She just recently broke her ribs last month and is the oldest member on the court at 85. That said, we think she will make it. She’s a tough cookie and a fighter. She proved that today.

Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, however, doesn’t think so. He just got blasted on Twitter for suggesting that she might die soon.

Justice Ginsburg is very ill. Another Justice appointment inevitable and soon. Bad news for the left.

— Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) December 21, 2018

While the right is salivating at the idea that President Trump will get to appoint another Supreme Court Justice, Ginsburg is still making her voice and vote count. For right now, at least, today was a major win for progressive ideals.

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