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I have injured my it band and have been doing stretches for 3 weeks now with little change in pain level--what other options are there--?
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Dr. Eric Wang
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Foam roller
If you want to try self-treatment, use a foam roller and lay on it with your affected thigh down on it, rolling up and down the side of your leg with your weight on it.
You can also physically massage/stretch it out with your knuckle or something else hard like a lock. Of course, you should be evaluated by a doctor to make sure you have a tight it band first...

In brief: Foam roller
If you want to try self-treatment, use a foam roller and lay on it with your affected thigh down on it, rolling up and down the side of your leg with your weight on it.
You can also physically massage/stretch it out with your knuckle or something else hard like a lock. Of course, you should be evaluated by a doctor to make sure you have a tight it band first...
Dr. Eric Wang
Dr. Eric Wang
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Dr. Michael Jones
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Physical therapy
Would be the next step.

In brief: Physical therapy
Would be the next step.
Dr. Michael Jones
Dr. Michael Jones
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