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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

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Dr. Lucas Bryant
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Iliotibial Band Syndrome (Definition)

A painful condition in which connective tissue ...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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What can I do for exercise related compartment syndrome?

What can I do for exercise related compartment syndrome?

See a specialist: A fasciotomy (opening of one of the muscle compartments in the limb) may be necessary to resolve the problem. ...Read more

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What can I do for raynauld's syndrome?

What can I do for raynauld's syndrome?

Doctor can evaluate: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...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 can I do to get relief from tensor tympani sundrome?

What can I do to get relief from tensor tympani sundrome?

See you doctor: Medications known as beta blockers have been used successfully for this disorder. ...Read more

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What can I do for trochanteric bursitis?

What can I do for trochanteric bursitis?

Depends: Lots of things are sometimes referred to as "bursitis" of the hip. A sports medicine specialist can help to diagnose whether that is really the problem. Usually hip pain on the side is treated with some exercises, stretches and then different types of injections can be used if it continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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What can I do for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What can I do for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Splints , ansaids (flurbiprofen): There may be an activity you are doing that is exacerbating your symtoms, night splints, arthritis type meds, cortisone shots in the carpal tunnel given by your doctor. However the best treatment would be a thorough evaluation by your specialist as to the cause of the problem then you would not be wasting your time on other treatments that may not work. Surgery is last resort. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cubital tunnel syndrome do you know of any physiotherapy exercises that could help my condition?

What to do if I have cubital tunnel syndrome do you know of any physiotherapy exercises that could help my condition?

Bad design: The ulnar nerve is exposed to the outside world as it crosses the cubital tunnel in the elbow. Avoid those plastic chairs with rigid arm rests and done put any pressure on the nerve. Sometimes physiotherpy helps. Often times however surgery is needed to translocate the nerve to a safer (protected by bone) area in the elbow. There is also something called a shelf epicondylectomy procedure. ...Read more

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If have shin splints and compartment syndrome, what cardio can I do that won't aggravate them?

If have shin splints and compartment syndrome, what cardio can I do that won't aggravate them?

Swimming: Non impact activities which use large muscle groups will give you both cardio and shouldn't aggravate shin splints. Exertional compartment syndrome tends to get worse w activities like running. Some people even elect to get compartment releases to alleviate the symptoms so they can run. ...Read more

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What treatment options do I have for possible patella femerol syndrome as dr wont do anything and it hurts when walking up/down hill/stairs ?

What treatment options do I have for possible patella femerol syndrome as dr wont do anything and it hurts when walking up/down hill/stairs ?

The basic exercise: Principles for management of patellofemoral syndrome are restoring muscle balance within the quadriceps group improving range of motion and restricting the offending physical activity ice packs frequently are used to decrease pain proper footwear also is important soft knee braces may also be of benefit recommend a change in activity level or the ergonomics. Alternative recreational pursuits. ...Read more

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I have hand-foot-mouth syndrome from chemo. What can I do to help with the pain?

I have hand-foot-mouth syndrome from chemo. What can I do to help with the pain?

Keep well lubricated: Moisturizing creams such as aveeno (oatmeal) or udder cream meds such as Neurontin may help of course, usual pain pills may also help. ...Read more

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What can I do about joint hypermobility syndrome?

What can I do about joint hypermobility syndrome?

Strong joint muscles: Joint stability is largely derived from the presence of passive stabilizers such as the ligaments and capsule around the joint that limit joint motion in all the possible directions. The dynamic stabilizers are the muscles surrounding each joint that can be helped by making them stronger and more efficient at helping to stabillize the joints in question. Physical therapy helps strengthen muscles. ...Read more

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I suffer with plantar fasciitis. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

I suffer with plantar fasciitis. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

Treatment options: Begin with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropriate amount of support... Consider shoe inserts (arch support), and wearing night splints... Prp or steriod injections may be considered after the above options. For more information please see http://drmarkgalland.Com/what-is-plantar-fasciitis/. ...Read more

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What can i do at home to relieve tietze syndrome?

What can i do at home to relieve tietze syndrome?

NSAIDs and heat.: Apply a heating pad to the area of discomfort, no more than 20 minutes at a time, perhaps thrice daily. NSAIDs like Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) will quell the pain by reducing inflammation locally. ...Read more

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What should I do to have correct diagnoses for periformis syndrome.?

What should I do to have correct diagnoses for periformis syndrome.?

It is not easy: Indications include sciatica (radiating pain in the buttock, posterior thigh and lower leg) and the physical exam finding of tenderness in the area of the sciatic notch. The pain is exacerbated with activity, prolonged sitting, or walking. The diagnosis is largely clinical and is one of exclusion. ...Read more

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I have no access to a pool. What other exercises can I do with chronic Achilles tendonitis?

I have no access to a pool. What other exercises can I do  with chronic Achilles tendonitis?

Low impact activity: Stretching and strengthening exercises as well as low impact activities. Exercise bike would be a good option. ...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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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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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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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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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?

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?

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.
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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