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9 Ideas to Solve Plantar Foot Pain Fast

9 Ideas to Solve Plantar Foot Pain Fast

This week’s video blog covers 9 reasons patients suffer from ongoing plantar fascia-mediated pain. (HINT: It’s often not Plantar Fasciitis!) Then, I will give you the exercises, stretches, treatments, and patient education materials to help you solve these sometimes tricky cases.

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3 Essential Skills for Resolving the #2 Compressive Neuropathy

3 Essential Skills for Resolving the #2 Compressive Neuropathy

You’ve probably seen enough cases of carpal tunnel syndrome to recognize that it’s the most pervasive peripheral nerve entrapment in the upper extremity, but can you guess the second most common?

This week’s video blog will demonstrate the essential tools to solve this frequently overlooked runner-up that burdens up to 6% of the population. You’ll learn the top assessment, treatment, and nerve flossing exercise for this condition in less than three minutes! And if you want best-practice tutorials for 100 other diagnoses, we’ve got you covered.

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One Way to Diagnose Interscapular Pain

One Way to Diagnose Interscapular Pain

Interscapular, shoulder, and thoracic pain often share a common cervical etiology -but not always. Evidence-based chiropractors must use orthopedic testing to identify if the pain is due to a local pathology versus neurologic referral. Practitioners must employ their knowledge gained from the patient history, clinical symptoms, and intuition to select the optimal physical exam components needed to identify the correct pathology. Sometimes, these evaluations resemble more of an art than a science!

Check out this week’s blog to learn more about one maneuver that may ultimately be the difference between a satisfied patient and a negative google review.

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2 Potent (and Overlooked) Headaches Tools

2 Potent (and Overlooked) Headaches Tools

A 2021 Delphi study of international experts identified two treatments with proven effectiveness for headaches and migraines. ChiroUp will show you how to perform these techniques and quickly distribute the essential information to your patients.

The best treatments, every patient, every time!

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10 Key Differences Between Trigger Points and Fibromyalgia

10 Key Differences Between Trigger Points and Fibromyalgia

As any chiropractor can attest, muscular tenderness is likely the most common objective finding in clinical practice. Estimates suggest that more than 9 of 10 musculoskeletal presentations will harbor myofascial trigger points, aka myofascial pain syndrome. However, a small percentage of our patients experience more widespread palpatory tenderness, which can suggest fibromyalgia.

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The 3 Most Important Clinical Questions in Practice

The 3 Most Important Clinical Questions in Practice

“If you can’t explain it simply, then you don’t understand it well enough”

This statement exemplifies our primary challenge in knowledge translation for patient care. Patient compliance is directly related to the understanding and SIMPLICITY of the solution you provide. Check out this week’s blog for our three most potent questions that simplify patient education, in-office treatment, and at-home rehabilitation.

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Top Tips for Meralgia Paresthetica

Top Tips for Meralgia Paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica is a painful compressive neuropathy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN), causing burning pain and paresthesia in the anterolateral thigh. This elusive diagnosis can cause significant frustration for patients and providers.

Fortunately, the correct conservative care recipe can resolve more than 9 out of 10 cases. Check out this week’s blog for our top tips on differentiating meralgia paresthetica from L3-4 radiculopathy, plus video demonstrations of the essential treatments, exercises, and nerve glides.

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Three Simple Tests For Identifying SLAP Lesions

Three Simple Tests For Identifying SLAP Lesions

No single orthopedic maneuver reliably predicts a SLAP tear. However, research is filled with over two dozen tests to help establish this diagnosis. In this week’s blog, we’ll dive deeper into three of the most useful tests to help diagnose SLAP lesions and provide a couple of clinical pearls on patient management.

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