Plantar fasciitis is a common and often unsuccessfully treated chronic, painful condition. Multiple interventions have been suggested with varying degrees of effectiveness. Corticosteroid injections are sometimes used, but the evidence for efficacy has been limited with significant bias present in many of the trials. A Cochrane review in 2017 found a small degree of short-term benefit. Since then, a number of additional trials have been performed, and a newer systematic review finds no benefit.
Acute low back pain is a common problem and a frequent cause of inability to work. Although there are many treatments available, they often provide limited relief and have accompanying side effects. Listen to this episode to hear about how using certain vitamins may act as an adjunct treatment to speed recovery of acute low back pain.
Learn best practices to assess shoulder pain in this live demonstration session. A thorough physical exam and initial history is crucial to diagnose and manage shoulder injuries. The faculty will take you through best practices for evaluating rotator cuff impingement, rotator cuff tears, and frozen shoulder as well as techniques for shoulder injection.
Knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints in primary care. This presentation will cover a systematic evidence-based approach to the knee exam. Through live demonstrations and patient cases, you will learn differences between a knee exam focused on acute versus overuse injuries and develop more awareness of pediatric and geriatric considerations.
This will be a live demonstration of a comprehensive shoulder examination, including range of motion, strength testing, and special provocative exams.
This talk focused on building understanding between anatomy and clinical correlates will highlight common injuries and management principles that you can use to improve outcomes and return to play/sport in your practice. The faculty will describe current rehabilitation protocols and provide examples to facilitate learning. By the end of this session, the you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to treat common injuries to ankles, elbows, and wrists. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9th, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Shoulder and knee pain are very common conditions in primary care, but many providers are not familiar or comfortable with the elements of the history and physical exam hallmarks that are most helpful in making the correct diagnosis. In this talk, the faculty will review historical features, physical exam maneuvers, and differential diagnosis for shoulder and knee pain in adult patients. Emphasis will be on the physical exam, and physical exam maneuvers will be demonstrated. We will also discuss initial office-based treatment for the common causes of shoulder and knee pain, including indications for orthopedics referral.
Through the use of live demonstrations and interactive cases this session will provide up to date evaluation and management of common pelvis, hip, and thigh complaints. Review history and physical exam techniques for pelvis, hip and thigh pain with live demonstrations of various relevant exam maneuvers. This information will be applicable to the all patient populations and is designed for family physicians, internists, sports medicine physicians in a clinic or nonoperative/noninvasive setting. At the end of this session the participant would have gained a more comprehensive understanding of how to assist in common pelvis, hip, and thigh complaints.
This session will provide a clear, thoughtful approach to shoulder pain and offer pearls for rapid diagnosis and management. Key concepts will include a review of important structures around the shoulder that can cause pain and the positive impact of ergonomics. The speaker will also discuss decision-making for management and referral.
Using a live model, we will demonstrate a comprehensive examination of the ankle, paying particular attention to specific findings related to common problems encountered by the clinician.
The session will use representative cases to discuss the assessment, diagnosis, and management of common musculoskeletal injuries of the ankle. The pertinent aspects of the physical examination, pathoanatomy and imaging of these injuries will receive particular emphasis.