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Treatment of Muscle Tears and Strains

One of the most common sports injuries are pulled muscles, otherwise referred to as muscle tears or muscle strains.  There are different grades of severity in this type of injury.  Furthermore, Physical Therapists have their own grading system for ...

3 Causes of the BUNION

Attention Bunion Pain Sufferers:   Do you or someone you know suffer with Bunion Pain? Do you have to walk on the outsides of your feet to avoid using the Big Toe?” Have you tried treatment or even surgery, but with no help??!!   If this is ...

Foot and Knee Pain in Running

Revealed:  3 SUPER popular questions on FOOT and KNEE PAIN in those who run or walk a lot. “What is the proper FOOT STRIKE?”  As the owner of John Lathrop Physical Therapy, I often partner with various running groups and running shoe stores to ...

The TRUTH about Plantar Fasciitis and Heel/Arch Pain

Pain around the heel can been one of a few things.  It is VERY IMPORTANT that you get the correct diagnosis, as all of the following pathologies are often diagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis, and much of the time, the diagnosis is WRONG.  In my opinion, the ...

Runners with Lateral Thigh Pain: 2 Common Causes

When a runner presents with lateral thigh pain, they are often diagnosed with ITB Syndrome.  This is in no doubt a likely cause of their symptoms.  Not only does the ITB assist in movement of the lower extremity, but it also serves as a shock ...

Femoral-Acetabular Impingement in Runners

FAI is a growing diagnosis in people with hip pain, especially young athletes.  FAI is divided into two categories, the first being of CAM type (a bony growth formation on the neck of the femur that typically only causes symptoms at the extremes of ...

Should You Sit or Stand At Work?

In Men’s Journal, there’s an article about a competitive distance runner who was getting pain and tightness in his hip flexors, as well as lower back pain, due to long periods of sitting at work.  While the article has some good information, it ...

What’s The Best Part of The Foot To Strike When Running?

One of the hottest topics in running is how should you be contacting the ground with your foot…   Heel strike?  Midfoot strike?  Or Forefoot strike?  In my opinion, it’s a silly thing when people firmly state you should be jogging with a ...