Tag Archives: hip pain

Does running increase your chance of hip and knee arthritis?

  48 year old patient with knee pain, who likes to play basketball, was advised by his trainer to stop running/playing hoops since this would accelerate his arthritis.  So the question is   “Does running really increase your chances of developing knee and hip osteoarthritis?”   When you look at the research, the answer has […]

Use Chair Squats to help with hip and knee strength.

Try using chair squats to rehab your leg or hip injury,  easy to modify, and safe to try.  Let me know if you have any questions, Enjoy! Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, WA

PT video: How to fit and use a cane

Not sure if you are using your cane the right way?  Check out this short video just to be safe… Let me know if you have any questions ~ Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, WA  

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 […]

What can an old pair of sneakers tell us? Plenty….

What can we learn from an old pair of sneakers? Plenty…. Case study: 76 year old female client who is an avid walker presents with long-standing left hip pain. When we looked in to her walking shoes, we saw that she had worn out the insole around the big toe on the left, but not […]

Learn how to foam roll for hip pain, but watch out for your dog!

Physical Therapy video on how to help your hip pain by using a foam roller, tennis ball, and Lacrosse ball.  Sorry about the interruptions from by dog Romeo! Let me know if you have any questions, Thanks, Ed Deboo, Physical Therapist, Bellingham, Washington  

How to prevent blisters?

          Many of my patients are marathon runners and most of them have their fair share of injuries: plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hip pain, but the most common complaint is blisters. You can put away the expensive socks and special lubricants because a recent study on Ultra-Marathoners found that cheap, paper […]

Changing attitudes towards the treatment of osteoarthritis

A fellow basketball player friend of mine originally hurt his back and hip  in high school, about 25 years ago.  He was playing 2-3 times per week, but I hadn’t seen him in awhile until I ran into him at a social function.   Well, over the years his lower back and hip has progressively become more painful and he’s been unable […]