hip pain

Hematoma: Deep leg bruise and swelling

My latest basketball injury involved receiving a deep thigh bruise about 1 week ago.  The bruise then turned in to a hematoma and I made 2 mistakes that will probably prolong my healing about 1 week.  Watch this short video and I hope you learn from my mistakes, Thanks, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham Physical Therapy

By |February 12th, 2019|Hip pain, Knee 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

By |July 13th, 2017|arthritis|

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 https://youtu.be/P-Gs3bsj6TE  

By |May 15th, 2017|Hip pain|

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

By |May 5th, 2016|General|

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

By |April 14th, 2011|Blog, General|