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Posts Tagged ‘ITBS’

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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ITBS, Hamstring Tear or Stress Fracture….Make the Call   History: A patient training for his 4th marathon presented complaining of pain in his lateral, posterior thigh that gets progressively worse while running and seems to be accompanied by groin pain on the same side.  He stated that the pain began 3 weeks ago and increases […]

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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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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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I recently examined a 39 year old female runner who stated she had been having left thigh pain for 1-2 months that felt achy and throbbing and begins immediately when she begins running.  She had already been to her primary care doctor who took x-rays and told her nothing was wrong and that is was […]

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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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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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Hi Deb, I am truly sorry to hear about your situation.  I too have been sidelined by running injuries from time to time and there is nothing more frustrating.  You asked a very insightful questions.  I added my response in red bold. Hi! I am recovering from many running injuries -seems it is always something. […]

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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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