September 24, 2018

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Pain in IT band after running

Patient: Thanks for answering my question,but how can i get pain-free from IT band syndrome, I went to my PT and did 5 sets of ultra-sound and iontophoresis and got better and ran half marathon and it’s all good, untill I ran downhill today and the pain is killing me!!



Symptoms: Pain on the outside of the knee



Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.Pain from ITBS can be annoying but the cure is pretty simple but takes time. Here is wha t you should do:Rest for 10 days to 2 weeks. This should help with the cureHeat and do a self-massage of the IT band. You can find IT band massages in videos onlineStretch the IT band by using a video and then help with itUse tennis balls and golf balls to help you loosen up the IT bandIf this does not help you, please see a Doctor as soon as possible.


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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