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I think I have iliotibial band syndrome. Will a thigh compression sleeve or a pressure strap above my knee help prevent the pain I get from running?

I think I have iliotibial band syndrome.  Will a thigh compression sleeve or a pressure strap above my knee help prevent the pain I get from running?

Probably: It may spread out the strain to a wider area and reduce stress on the injured tissue.Please see your primary provider if this condition doesn't improve. ...Read more

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Would a compression sleeve help with post thrombotic syndrome symptoms?

Would a compression sleeve help with post thrombotic syndrome symptoms?

Yes: I assume that this is in the lower extremity & yes it would help. I prefer the coutom fitted long leg in the form of panty hose. This allows them 2 stay up & u have no constriction 2 the upper thighs. Jobsts r form fitted 2 ur specs & do a good job. The only problem is that they r hot, but worth it. ...Read more

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Hx of compartment syndrome, scar tissue & fluid pockets from fasciotomies. Trying compression. How close pockets to stop fluid & the scar tissue & cs?

Hx of compartment syndrome, scar tissue & fluid pockets from fasciotomies. Trying compression. How close pockets to stop fluid & the scar tissue & cs?

Take time and see...: All what doctor can do is provide a best possible inside and outside environments to help your body undergo optimal self-healing for optimal functional recovery. With all being done, now is the time for healing, but with highly variable pace. For detail, ask and work with doctor. Of course, always keep up practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. Best wish... ...Read more

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I have compression on C5 and C6 disks in my neck and i think it has created dysmetabolic syndrome x where i cannot lose weight - any suggestions/help?

I have compression on C5 and C6 disks in my neck and i think it has created dysmetabolic syndrome x where i cannot lose weight - any suggestions/help?

Not from your: Cervical spine compression. Cervical spine herniated disc compressing your spinal cord, or nerve root(s) does not cause the syndrome you mentioned, neither will it directly affect weight loss. Go see your doctor for help. And if you have cord compression in your neck, you have to go see a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Can thoracic outlet syndrome be treated if the nerve compression has been for 8 month, or surgery is necessary? and how much time does physicalT take

Can thoracic outlet syndrome be treated if the nerve compression has been for 8 month, or surgery is necessary? and how much time does physicalT take

Yes: 20y seeks non-operative therapy of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Neurovascular bundle impingement occurs in costo-clavicular dimension, the true Thoracic Outlet. Impingement is due to irregular clavicle motion w. abduction; caused by abnormal superior trapezius, ST, function; via ST overdeveloped or underdeveloped relative to muscles of inferior scapular draw, i.e., "crossed muscles". See a wise P.T. ...Read more

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Took creatine mono for 2 months 5 grams a day and experiencing shin splints and pressure calfs. Can it cause compression syndrome. Stop and go away?

Took creatine mono for 2 months 5 grams a day and experiencing shin splints and pressure calfs. Can it cause compression syndrome. Stop and go away?

Cramps : You can experience dehydration & muscle cramps with creatine. By "compression" syndrome, I think you refer to "compartment syndrome", which Creatine could theoretically induce. But in my understanding it has either never caused a clinical compartment syndrome, or the occurrence is very rare. Hope that helps. Stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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I had celiac artery compression syndrome surgery after the surgery a few weeks later had CT done still showed high grade stenosis of 80 percent?

I had celiac artery compression syndrome surgery after the surgery a few weeks later had CT done still showed high grade stenosis of 80 percent?

Specific Study?: Was the study done in inspiration and expiration? Are your symptoms better? Poor blood flow to the GI system is incredibly painful and difficult to live with. If you feel better after surgery, it may just be some inflammation and/or an imaging artifact. If the pain persists, you need further testing with a dye study to look at the artery. Consult an interventional radiologist and your surgeon. ...Read more

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With thoracic outlet syndrome what is the chance of vein artery compression if arms are same color temp and not swollen?How large is risk of clots?

With thoracic outlet syndrome what is the chance of vein artery compression if arms are same color temp and not swollen?How large is risk of clots?

Depends: Thoracic outlet syndrome is compression of the nerve, artery, and vein at the thoracic outlet at the base of the neck. This can occur because of an extra rib, thickened muscles, or a previous collar bone fracture. The classic symptoms are neurologic, with the classic finding a decrease in arterial pressure with arm elevation. If there is no swelling or discoloration, venous obstruction is unlikely. ...Read more

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Superficial peroneal nerve compression syndrome is there a cure? leg hurts knee swollen foot tingling numb for a month speclist app 3 weeks

May need surgical op: May need surgical therapy. This is a complex problem and requires special expertise. The diagnosis must be clear. There may also be causalgia complicating this. It appears you have other medical problems which need perspective ...Read more

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Whats iliotibial band syndrome?

Whats iliotibial band syndrome?

From my blog...: "although early research suggested the iliotibial band produced injury by snapping back and forth over the lateral femoral condyle (traumatizing the bursa trapped beneath), more recent research confirms that this theory is invalid" and in fact... Please see link for more info - http://drmarkgalland.Com/new-thoughts-on-the-origins-of-it-band-syndrome/. ...Read more

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How to treat knee tendonitis and it band syndrome?

How to treat knee tendonitis and it band syndrome?

It band : Usually a stretching and anti inflammatory program works best. Sometimes a cortisone shot us also helpful. ...Read more

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What is amniotic band syndrome?

What is amniotic band syndrome?

Intraunterine proble: In pregnancy in about 1 per 1200 pregnancies, the lining of the uterus containing the fetus breaks and the lining, a sheet of fibrous bands, can twist around parts of the fetus leading to miscarriage, poor circulation in a limb of the fetus, and sometimes amputation of a part (usually fingers which are mobile), there is no prediction nor cure for this fortunately uncommon event. ...Read more

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I know what it band syndrome is. Will it band syndrome come back to runners?

I know what it band syndrome is. Will it band syndrome come back to runners?

YES : It possible to come back if you did not take the proper precautions. ...Read more

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Opinion on recovery compression bands for bad knee pain?

Opinion on recovery compression bands for bad knee  pain?

Bad knee pain: It is perfect. You can use 800 mg of Ibuprofen as an anti-inflammatory and pain killer. Drink a lots of water, apply moist heat, elevate your leg and do not put any pressure on your knee for a while. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between knee tendonitis and it band syndrome?

Is there a connection between knee tendonitis and it band syndrome?

Possibly: It band is a long band of tissue (similar to a tendon) than runs on the side of the thigh from hip to knee. It band sydrome can cause pain through out the area, mostly commonly in the side of the knee. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of it band syndrome or knee arthritis?

What are the symptoms of it band syndrome or knee arthritis?

Pain with activity: Iliotibial band syndrome (@ knee) can result in lateral (outside) knee pain as the tight it band snaps across the prominent lateral femoral epicondyle above the actual knee joint line. Arthritis will present with crepitance and knee joint swelling and even cracking and popping as the arthritic irregular joint surfaces rub against one another with motion. Xrays, exam, & history will determine cause. ...Read more

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Any suggestions to mitigate pain from it band syndrome in my right knee while running?

Any suggestions to mitigate pain from it band syndrome in my right knee while running?

Yes: Ice applications, topical hot rubs (bengay, icyhot etc.) or topical non-steroidal antiinflammatory gels such as voltaren, or a patch by the name of flector patch, (diclofenac) or oral non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications - ibuprofen/naproxen may be used. Avoiding movements/activities known to cause/aggravate your symptoms is advised. Physical therapy may come in handy. ...Read more

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