Category Archives: running

Cuboid Syndrome: Pain in the outer foot

Attention dancers, runners, and triathletes: Pain in the outer part (lateral) of your foot could be a result of Cuboid Syndrome. The cuboid is one of the small bones of the midfoot that can lose normal mobility as a result of an injury. A common complaint is pain with push-off along the outside of your […]

Professional athletes like Kobe and Alex Rodriguez have been doing it for years, but is it right for you?

Professional athletes, including Kobe and Alex Rodriguez have been doing it for years. Is it right for you? We are talking about PRP injections. Many of you may have heard of PRP- Platelet Rich Plasma – for the healing of many common musculoskeletal injuries like tendonitis, muscle strains, and ligament strains. But is the marketing […]

Should Runners Stretch? Not if you can do this…

As a Physical Therapist in Bellingham, I treat a lot of runners and the same question comes up: Do I really need to stretch?  I have them do this simple scan exam to see if they have the mobility and flexibility needed to safely run.  Check it out and let me know if you have […]

I have pronated feet: Should I be concerned?

“Hey Ed, I’ve been told I have pronated feet. What exactly is that and do I need to be concerned, thanks, K.B.” Hi K.B. if you look at the picture, you can get an idea what a pronated foot looks like. First of all, pronation is not the root of all evil in the world. […]

How PT can help with runners who have knee pain

I received a question recently from a runner who was having knee pain: “Hey Ed, I’m a long distance runner and I’m having some knee pain but I don’t want to stop running. What types of things do PT’s look at during an evaluation? Thanks, Signed “must keep running” Hi “must keep running”, I applaud […]