Hugo Lloris is best of bad bunch while Harry Kane was shadow of usual self

first_imgTOTTENHAM struggled big time during their 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle as Steve Bruce’s men picked up their first points of the season.The atmosphere inside the ground was flat after Joelinton’s 27th minute goal and few Spurs players did anything to give their fans much to shout about.5 Harry Kane had a rare off day but let his team down during flat performance vs NewcastleCredit: Getty – ContributorChristian Eriksen was left out because he was not in the right frame of mind with a potential move away looming.And Tottenham missed him.The Dane did come on towards the end but it was too little too late.Here’s what Paul Jiggins thought of the defeated Tottenham team today.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneHUGO LLORIS 7THE skipper pulled off a stunning save to deny Sean Longstaff before he was let down by those in front of him for the Newcastle’s goal. Still waiting for his first clean sheet of campaign.5 Hugo lloris was the only shining light in an otherwise disappointing teamCredit: ReutersKYLE WALKER-PETERS 6THE academy product is looking more assured with each appearance as he bids to make first-team slot his own. Will be hoping injury is not too serious after limping off in second half.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD 5FOR how good a central defender the Belgian is, he never looks as commanding without Jan Vertonghen alongside him.Time to get the pair back together, Poch.DAVINSON SANCHEZ 4THE Colombian was given a tough time by Joelinton and caught woefully on his heels for the Toon striker’s opener.DANNY ROSE 5THE left-back did not do much wrong in defence but was hardly his usual effective self going forward either.When he did get into promising positions he was let down by either his cross or his team-mates’ lack of movement in box.MOUSSA SISSOKO 6CONSTANTLY jeered by the travelling fans, the former Newcastle man was again one of Tottenham’s better performers – although he too could not penetrate a resolute Toon defence.HARRY WINKS 5WAS forced to walk a disciplinary tightrope after his foolish 10th minute yellow card for hauling back Isaac Hayden.Winks also needs to add a bit more guile to his passing game.LUCAS MOURA 4THE Brazilian looked a shadow of the player who scored that historic hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Ajax as he capped a poor display by missing a late sitter.5 Lucas Moura missed a late sitter on an afternoon to forget for the BrazilianCredit: Getty – ContributorERIK LAMELA 4WE keep waiting for the Argentinian to fulfil his potential and show he was worth £30million. But he is 27 now and time is running out.SON HEUNG-MIN 4A DISAPPOINTING return to action from the South Korean in his first appearance of the season after completing a three-match ban.HARRY KANE 4THE Toon Army taunted the England captain with chants of “You’re just a s**t Alan Shearer.”But to be honest Kane was not even that good as he endured a rare off-day.5 Harry Kane felt he should have had a penalty but VAR denied him on what was a disappointing afternoon for the strikerCredit: AFP or licensorsSubsCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN 5THE Dane could not pull a rabbit out of the hat this time. Spurs missed his creativity.GIOVANI LO CELSO 5HIS 62nd minute introduction alongside Eriksen was too little too late.BEN DAVIES 5HIS late cameo almost led to a goal but his return after injury was one of few positives for Poch.5 Christian Eriksen was left out the team because he was not in the right frame of mindCredit: Getty Images – GettyWesley Sneijder has piled on the pounds since retiring just two weeks ago as Dutch legend is spotted by TV cameras at Utrecht vs VVV-Venlo gamelast_img read more

These Are the Signs You’re Having a Silent Migraine—and How to Treat It

first_imgWhat is a silent migraine?Not every migraine is obvious. In fact, there are some surprising signs of an impending attack. And while a “silent migraine” isn’t an official medical term, patients sometimes use it to describe when they get a migraine aura (more on that in a minute) but don’t suffer from the accompanying head pain, explains John Rothrock, MD, a professor of neurology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.It may also indicate a missing migraineBecause it’s not an official diagnosis, a silent migraine can have multiple meanings. Another possibility is when someone gets that “I’m going to get a migraine” feeling (called a prodrome), but the aura or headache never shows up, adds Dr. Rothrock. “That day you might feel foggy, your coordination may be off, or you may feel uneasy.” Understanding a migraine auraOne-quarter of migraine sufferers experiences an aura—a visual, sensory, or speech disturbance—before their migraine. You may see spots, lights, or zigzags, feel numbness or tingling in one arm, or have trouble speaking, notes the American Migraine Foundation. About a half hour later, the traditional unilateral head pain known as a migraine typically hits.The bright side: it’s usually temporaryIt’s a relief to know that auras are only temporary and the symptoms disappear within an hour—often within 15 to 20 minutes. Rarely though, some people may suffer from continuous auras. That may mean you have them throughout the day or they stick around longer than the norm, explains University of Arizona neurology professor John Wall, MD.Migraines don’t keep the status quoOne reason migraines can be so perplexing to treat is that they differ so much from patient to patient. And they can even evolve. “Migraines are all over the board. No two are alike, even within the same person; migraines change throughout their life,” says Dr. Rothrock.The aftermathJust because your migraine is over doesn’t mean you have total relief. Following a migraine, you may also have what are called postdrome symptoms. “The day after a migraine, while you may not have much of a headache, you may feel hungover, washed out, and still can’t think as sharp,” explains Dr. Rothrock. This phase, which doesn’t include a headache, may be another facet of a “silent migraine.”How to treat a silent migraineAsk yourself how often they appear and how much they affect your quality of life: “If they’re infrequent, short, and non-disabling, I wouldn’t treat the aura itself,” says Dr. Wall. If they are persistent, you may benefit from preventative migraine drugs, but they won’t help everyone, says Dr. Wall. He adds that in some instances, off-label use of anti-epileptic medications may work because they stabilize the function of brain cells.Have a plan in placeThe first time you have an aura can be frightening—you have no clue what’s going on. If you get auras with or without headaches or “have a feeling” one is coming on, you should have a treatment plan in place with your doctor, says Dr. Wall. Being ready with your medications (OTC or Rx’s) in the event head pain hits is the best be-ready strategy, he says. Check out these seven natural headache home remedies.Skip the eye doctorIt would be understandable if you may make an appointment with your eye doctor if you see spots, flashes, or sparkles, says Dr. Wall. It feels like a visual problem. But in this case, your eye doctor won’t be of much help, he says. You need a headache specialist to step in. These are the surprising problems eye doctors can spot first.Get the right careOnly half of migraine sufferers get an actual diagnosis, and only half of those are prescribed treatment by their physician, Dr. Wall points out. Your primary-care physician is a great person to start with, but you’ll probably need to see a headache specialist. “It’s a lot to ask of a PCP to care for a disorder that’s always changing and has so many manifestations,” says Dr. Rothrock. A headache clinic or a neurologist specializing in headache management can help. One resource is the National Headache Foundation, which lists providers who are members of the foundation. The American Migraine Foundation also has a search function to find a qualified headache specialist.Sourcelast_img read more