That Numbness in Your Hands Is Likely NOT Carpal Tunnel

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That Numbness in Your Hands Is Likely NOT Carpal Tunnel

I see many patients that come to me saying they have “Carpal Tunnel”, however very few people really understand what that is. This is a problem, because if you don’t have carpal tunnel, but are getting advice for carpal tunnel you may be delaying the proper care which can prevent you from finding a solution long term!

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The 30 Day Ab Challenge : AKA The Back Pain Challenge

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The 30 Day Ab Challenge : AKA The Back Pain Challenge

So without even getting into the detrimental effects that repetitive flexion and extension can have on the lumbar spine, the first two exercises of that program, at best, are redundant and miss the boat on core strengthening. A good core routine hits the entire cylinder of the core including the front, back, and sides.

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Blood Flow Restriction Training

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Blood Flow Restriction Training

Growth Hormone is king when it comes to building muscle and repairing damage. When more growth hormone is present, you’ll see more rapid recovery and more strength gains. GH levels have been shown to jump nearly 300% from baseline during BFR training which is nearly TWICE the amount with more intense free flowing exercise. (takarada 2000)

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What Shoes Should I Be Wearing?

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What Shoes Should I Be Wearing?

Navigating the shoe market can be daunting. Do you need extra arch support? Or maybe the minimalist shoes, which claim to be more functional, are best for you? Which do you choose?

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3 Tremendously Helpful Tools For Tennis Elbow

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3 Tremendously Helpful Tools For Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is the most frustrating injury I have ever dealt with. What began as a twinge outside of my right elbow quickly became a sharp ache that haunted me day and night. Not only were workouts painful—even picking up a glass of water hurt. But, after months of trial and error, I discovered tools and strategies that helped me recover.

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Home Gym Essentials

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Home Gym Essentials

Below you’ll find links to our recommendations for building your home gym. Each product is one that we use and believe in. Retail stores charge too much for our liking, which is why we searched hard to find options that are both high quality and affordable so that you don’t over pay or settle for low quality equipment.

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Welcome to ChiroStrength Hunter!

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Welcome to ChiroStrength Hunter!

I began thinking of ways to blend traditional fitness and rehab/prehab together with the goal of creating exercise programs that allow someone to pursue their fitness goals while becoming more injury resistant at the same time. Now I’ve come back to ChiroStrength to do just that.

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Top 5 Hip Mobility Drills

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Top 5 Hip Mobility Drills

Locked up hips will wreck the low back and lead to significant injury to the lower lumbar spine especially.  Also, when the hips are blocked, the body will respond by gaining more mobility below by requiring more lateral shift and rotation at the knee.

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Knee Pain: Is It Really A Knee Problem

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Knee Pain: Is It Really A Knee Problem

The first line of defense for most knee pain is injections, medication, or surgery.  All of these options are viable options, but should be a last resort.  This blog will explain how you should really approach knee pain first.

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Traveler's Guide to Fitness and Being Pain Free

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Traveler's Guide to Fitness and Being Pain Free

However, there are some tools you can travel with, which can be packed into any suitcase, which allow you to turn any hotel room into a movement and rehab mecca.  Maybe over stating that a bit, but these 5 things will allow you to workout and perform body maintenance while on the go!

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Does Your Squat Hurt Your Back?

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Does Your Squat Hurt Your Back?

If ANYONE (yes, this includes doctors) has ever told you to stop squatting for good, they are making whatever problem you had worse.  To be fair, maybe you should stop squatting the way you squat, especially if you see one of these 3 major movement faults: butt wink, side shift, or forward fold.

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The Posture Myth

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The Posture Myth

Our brain will always default to the most familiar position when we aren’t consciously thinking about alignment, so in the course of an 8hr day, we need a different approach to offset the over stressed tissues other than saying, "Sit up straight".

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Shoulder Prehab/Rehab Tips

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Shoulder Prehab/Rehab Tips

The reason for this disruption is often not a “shoulder issue”, but a problem of the surrounding structures which the shoulder’s function depends on.  Therefore, when looking for tips to recover from, or prevent shoulder pain/injury, look beyond the shoulder for complete resolution.

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