August 15, 2018

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IT Band syndrome – very painful!

Patient: I have an IT band issue – how do I get back in to running? I was running about 15 miles a week, then one day, I was in agony when I went down the stairs.



Symptoms: Pain when I walk down steps!



Doctor: Hello,Thanks for your query on ATD.I have gone through your query and understand your concern.You Have got IT b and syndrome. You have to rest and avoid running for 2 weeks.Analgesic such as ibuprofen are helpful in pain relief.Vitamin B and C help in recovery. Hope your query get answered.Wishing you a good health.Take care.


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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