'Runner's knee' has different causes as well as different pain generators. A clinical finding that is common is a positive patellar tap test that is consistent with fluid on the knee or swelling. Chronic fluid or swelling of the knee is damaging to cartilage over time but also indicates that there is a structural or mechanical problem, basically an in-efficiency of knee mobility during running. Using diagnostic ultrasound that connects with our iPhone we can evaluate for swelling and guide our treatment with this great imaging tool.
Waking up can sometimes be tough. Feeling tired and dragging yourself out of bed? Here are some things to consider to have a better morning.
To do life you need a team, and when it comes to your health we need a medical team. We already have some of our members. Our longstanding chiropractor, our family physician, our personal trainer at our local gym. When we have an issue that is more complex our medical team becomes more important. In a world where information is much more accessible why is communication harder? Here are some things to look for when picking our medical team. Doing this well can save you time, money and hopefully prevent bigger problems later.
One quick tip for improving our posture as clinicians in our practice. This simple tool will reduce muscle tension and workload by positioning our pelvis and creating a neutral back position or resting lumbar lordosis.
Have you ever had an alignment issue of your car? You know there is a problem when your car vibrates at higher speeds, your steering wheel pulls to the side, and you have tread wear. A chronic shoulder problem is like a car alignment issue. This post is on how to screen for a shoulder problem and best treatment.
Getting our patients to follow through with a home program can be frustrating and difficult. The frustration is shared, for us and for our patients. How can we improve our success rate with our clients and also for ourselves as we try to get BETTER?