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Dr. Lucas Bryant
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Iliotibial Band Syndrome (Overview)

A painful condition in which connective tissue rubs against the thighbone.


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What can I do for iliotibial band syndrome?

What can I do for iliotibial band syndrome?

Strengthen&stretch: Although stretching is helpful to treat the symptom, if you want to fix the true problem, it often lies in muscle imbalances. Gate problems and weakness in the gluteus medius/mimius muscles can result in excess strain on the IT band, causing irritation and injury. Foam rolling and stretching helps with some irritation, but generally you will need to address the true cause for complete recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Lucas Bryant
21 Doctors shared insights

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (Overview)

A painful condition in which connective tissue rubs against the thighbone.


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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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Are their any good treatments for iliotibial band syndrome?

Are their any good treatments for 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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What's iliotibial band syndrome?

What's 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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What can I do for iliotibial band syndrome?

Strengthen&stretch: Although stretching is helpful to treat the symptom, if you want to fix the true problem, it often lies in muscle imbalances. Gate problems and weakness in the gluteus medius/mimius muscles can result in excess strain on the IT band, causing irritation and injury. Foam rolling and stretching helps with some irritation, but generally you will need to address the true cause for complete recovery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: iliotibial band syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: 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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Are their any good treatments for 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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I have cam impingement and iliotibial band syndrome. Regular physio and pain meds and steroid injection but pain is getting worse. What to do?

I have cam impingement and iliotibial band syndrome. Regular physio and pain meds and steroid injection but pain is getting worse. What to do?

Have you considered: acupuncture? Discuss this option with your physician. I have good results treating many patients who have not responded adequately to more conventional treatments. ...Read more

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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?

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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If I foam roll my iliotibial band and it hurts to roll does that mean it was inflammed? Or it normal to hurt

If I foam roll my iliotibial band and it hurts to roll does that mean it was inflammed? Or it normal to hurt

Depends: Foam rolls work great to provide a deep massage and it also forces you to stretch your muscles. Nonetheless, it tends to ache a bit after use that then resolves. The presence of inflammation is usually noted by pain before starting the exercise or foam roll plan. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trochanteric bursectomy with iliotibial band release?

Inflamed lat. Hip: It is an inflammation of a sac (bursae) that is normally present to lubricate the motion between the muscles on the outside (lateral) area of your hip and the underlying prominent bone (trochanter). Treated with stretching exercises of the muscles, steroid injections. Rarely does it require surgery. Iliotibial band release has been used for relief as well as excision of the bursa. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a tear of the iliotibial band at the hip?

What is the treatment for a tear of the iliotibial band at the hip?

IT band tear: It would depend on the severity of the tear but in most cases this is treated conservatively with physical therapy. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with damage to the tendons of the band ilotibial, I want to know what exercises I can do and if I can do stretches?

I was diagnosed with damage to the tendons of the band ilotibial, I want to know what exercises I can do and if I can do stretches?

Several: The condition is sometimes known as ileotibial band syndrome and is a common cause of hip pain. Another common germ for it is tensor facia lat a syndrome. If you google these terms there are several sites that show a good stretching program. It is felt to be a contracture and inflammation of theileotibial band and stretches can definitely help. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What is treatment for ilotibial band burning and pain after physical therapy didn't help?

What is treatment for ilotibial band burning and pain after physical therapy didn't help?

Difficult: This is a tough one. Itb symptoms can be very difficult to treat and often times persistent pt and time are the best answer. Topical nsaids such as voltaren gel or Flector Patch (diclofenac) may help. Consider massage therapy. Tens units (electrical stimulation) sometimes help. Lastly, local steroid injections are an option as well. ...Read more

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Is there a risk with total knee 9 months after total hip, same side. Illiotibial band still sore?

Is there a risk with total knee 9 months after total hip, same side. Illiotibial band still sore?

Not increased: The risks for a total knee are not increased 9 months after a total hip. The general risks include blood clots, infection, stiffness, persistent pain, late implant loosening among others. It band tenderness is fairly common around the trochanter after tha. It could also be aggravated by an arthritic knee. ...Read more

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Knee mri: focal thickening and increased signal intensity of ileotibial tract near tibial attachment, favor chronic injury. Can you explain?

Knee mri: focal thickening and increased signal intensity of ileotibial tract near tibial attachment, favor chronic injury. Can you explain?

MRI: This means there is a chronic injury happening at the insertion of the it band. The location (insertion point) is a common site for chronic rather than acute injury. Discuss with your orthopedist/physical therapist on a treatment plan. ...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. What's a time frame for recovery.?

I know what it band syndrome is. What's a time frame for recovery.?

It depend on the: Cause, it is a common injury to the knee, generally associated with running, cycling, hiking or weight-lifting (especially squats).
For example if it is from foot problem we have to correct that. Bad training habit also have to correct it and so on. ...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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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