Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, limb injury, and Vitamin C: What’s the connection? | Bellingham Physical Therapy

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, difficult to treat, painful condition usually affecting either an arm or leg after an injury or trauma to that limb.  CRPS is thought to be an exaggerated response by the nervous system to the injury. Who can get it? Anyone can be affected by CRPS, but it [...]

4 Exercises to help with achilles tendon pain | Bellingham Physical Therapy

Achilles tendon injuries are a very common sports injury. Check out the video below to learn 4 exercises you should add to your rehab program if you are suffering from achilles pain. They include stretching of the gastroc and soleus, eccentric exercises, and  nerve flossing or nerve mobilizations. Let me know if you have any [...]

“I have knee arthritis, should I use a brace or will it weaken my quads?” | Bellingham Physical Therapy

  Knee brace for Osteoarthritis: will it weaken my quads? I get that question often, patients who are concerned that if they wear a brace they will somehow "weaken" their quadriceps. Well, as recent studies show, rest assured that you CAN wear the brace without any significant change in your muscle strength. Think of it [...]

Hot/cold contrast bath to help reduce ankle and hand swelling | Bellingham Physical Therapy

How to do a Hot/Cold Contrast bath to help reduce swelling: Use only ice for the first 48 hours, then you can use the hot/cold combo. Basketball season means the potential for sports injuries and especially sprained ankles! Saw a young high school basketball player today in the clinic with a pretty swollen ankle. X-ray [...]

How to treat leg and deep hip pain: Piriformis Syndrome | Bellingham Physical Therapy

We have all heard of the infamous Sciatic nerve but how does it effect our leg pain and what is Piriformis Syndrome? Find out how to treat gluteal or butt pain with trigger point work, nerve glides, and stretching. Check out the video below ~ Ed Deboo, Physical Therapist, Bellingham, WA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuvRIkq0IA

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