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Posts Tagged ‘Iliotibial Band Syndrome’

ITBS or Iliotibial Band Syndrome  Hi, Sorry to hear about the ITBS issue.  Iliotibial Band Syndrome can be a frustrating condition that seems to be an adaption injury.  That means we see it primarily in newer runners, runners new to longer distance or runners that have made a leap up in training volume. The iliotibial […]

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  “Choosing the Right Brand of Athletic Tape / Kinesiotape” There are many different types of sports tape/ kinesiotape on the market today.  Years ago “White Athletic Tape” was the gold standard in the athletic training world.  As of recently, that tape had been replace by new and improved “Kinesiotape” or “K-tape”.  This new tape […]

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ITB causes stabbing pain in the lateral knee

My name is (left out for privacy reasons) . I am 19 years old and live in Valley Center, KS. I am an obstacle racer. I compete in events such as Spartan Race, Hard Charge, and Superhero Scramble. Recently I have been struggling to stay healthy thanks to the dreaded iliotibial band syndrome. It has […]

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SDRI-ask-the-doctor-cross

A patient recently asked “Hi Dr. Runco. I used to run 5 to 6 miles 3 times a week and now I can’t even run 3 miles. My right knee starts hurting after mile #3. The pain stays there all day and disappears next day. I can’t run distances anymore. I have been training so […]

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muscle imbalance in runner

Hip and knee pain are common in runners.  When mild pain and discomfort turns to severe pain and pain AFTER running a bigger problem might be developing.  Runners often minimize their painful issue until it blows up on them. A patient recently asked, “After I run, I have pain in left hip and left knee. […]

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Case Study: Ultra Marathon Runner with Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) Author:  Victor J. Runco DC, CSCS.  Dr. Runco is a practicing sports injury physician in San Diego that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of running that Responded to Alter-Gravity Treadmill Rehabilitation. Introduction: A 39 year old experienced female ultramarathon runner presented with persistent, […]

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ITBS or Iliotibial Band Syndrome is the being of any runner’s existence.  It can feel like someone is stabbing you in the side of the knee forcing you stop running.  It is frustrating because runners will rest a few days to a week, their knee feels fine and so they go run.  The n a […]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)…..or is it? Iliotibial Band Syndrome or ITBS is a common condition that affects beginner long distance runners.  It can also affect experienced long distance runners who make the leap to ultra running or have a long lay off from running and return to excessive distance too quickly.  Pain or discomfort will […]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome I had the pleasure to examine a female runner with moderate long distance running experience recently.  She has run 20-25 miles a week for years with one full marathon and 15 half marathons under her belt.  She is also a well known fitness trainer in San Diego and prides herself on cross […]

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A female runners with 3 years of marathoning experience presented to my office yesterday complaining of persistent lateral knee pain while running.  She stated that it started during the 2013 Carlsbad Half Marathon around mile 6 and felt like someone was stabbing her with an ice pick in the side of her knee.  She limped […]

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I examined a young female runner yesterday.  It seems at the Chicago Marathon the outside of her knee started getting extremely painful at mile 20.  It was severe enough that she went to the medical tent.  They could not help her so she sucked it up, crushed the last 6 miles and qualified for Boston!  […]

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On a recent Tuesday I saw 6 new patients.  Out of the 6, two were suffering from ITBS although for very different reasons.  One was a local high school track star who had been mistreated by his coach and misdiagnosed by his doctor.  The other was a first time marathon runner who after getting knee […]

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