IIiotibial Band Syndrome Treatment Anchorage AK

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on IIiotibial Band Syndrome Treatment. You will find informative articles about IIiotibial Band Syndrome Treatment, including "Iliotibial Band Syndrome". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Anchorage, AK that can help answer your questions about IIiotibial Band Syndrome Treatment.

Edward E Crouch, MD
(907) 276-1617
542 W 2nd Ave
Anchorage, AK
Business
Ophthalmic Associates PC
Specialties
Ophthalmology

Data Provided By:
Lyn Dyles, M.D.
(907) 333-4633
310 K Street
Anchorage, AK
Business
Anchorage Psychiatric Consulting
Specialties
Psychiatry & Psychology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most insurance plans in Alaska provide coverage for psychiatric services. Please check with your carrier for information specific to your policy.

Doctor Information
Residency Training: University of Washington Hospitals Program, Seattle WA
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, 1985
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Psychiatric Association American Medical Association American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Awards: Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists, Consumers Research Council -- 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill -- 1993
Languages Spoken: English

Data Provided By:
Leon Chandler, MD
(907) 563-2873
4100 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK
Business
AA Specialty Health Center
Specialties
Pain Management

Data Provided By:
Darrell Peterson
(907) 345-7722
12350 Industry Way
Anchorage, AK
Business
Huffman Family Dentistry
Specialties
Dentistry & Orthodontics

Data Provided By:
John J Smith
(907) 565-6522
4900 Eagle St
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

Data Provided By:
Alaska Podiatry Group, LLC and Alaska Foot La
(907) 561-2213
4048 Laurel St # 204
Anchorage, AK

Data Provided By:
Chiropractic Neurology Associates
(907) 276-3054
2401 E 42nd Ave # 204
Anchorage, AK

Data Provided By:
LocalVets.com Animal Hospital
(555) 555-5555
1800 Glacier Ave
Juneau, AK

Data Provided By:
Dimond Chiropractic Center
(907) 344-0033
750 W Dimond Blvd # 121
Anchorage, AK

Data Provided By:
Sandra C Denton
(907) 563-6200
3333 Denali St
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
General Practice, Family Practice

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

A Patient's Guide to Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Introduction

Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome is an overuse problem that is often seen in bicyclists, runners, and long-distance walkers. It causes pain on the outside of the knee just above the joint. It rarely gets so bad that it requires surgery, but it can be very bothersome. The discomfort may keep athletes and other active people from participating in the activities they enjoy.

This guide will help you understand

  • how ITB syndrome develops
  • how the condition causes problems
  • what treatment options are available

Anatomy

What is the ITB, and what does it do?

The ITB is actually a long tendon. (Tendons connect muscles to bone.) It attaches to a short muscle at the top of the pelvis called the tensor fascia lata. The ITB runs down the side of the thigh and connects to the outside edge of the tibia (shinbone) just below the middle of the knee joint. You can feel the tendon on the outside of your thigh when you tighten your leg muscles. The ITB crosses over the side of the knee joint, giving added stability to the knee.

The lower end of the ITB passes over the outer edge of the lateral femoral condyle, the area where the lower part of the femur (thighbone) bulges out above the knee joint. When the knee is bent and straightened, the tendon glides across the edge of the femoral condyle.

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions body tissues from friction. These sacs are present where muscles or tendons glide against one another. A bursa rests between the femoral condyle and the ITB. Normally, this bursa lets the tendon glide smoothly back and forth over the edge of the femoral condyle as the knee bends and straightens.

Related Document: A Patient's Guide to Knee Anatomy

Causes

How does ITB syndrome develop?

The ITB glides back and forth over the lateral femoral condyle as the knee bends and straightens. Normally, this isn't a problem. But the bursa between the lateral femoral condyle and the ITB can become irritated and inflamed if the ITB starts to snap over the condyle with repeated knee motions such as those from walking, running, or biking.

People often end up with ITB syndrome from overdoing their activity. They try to push themselves too far, too fast, and they end up running, walking, or biking more than their body can handle. The repeated strain causes the bursa on the side of the knee to become inflamed.

Some experts believe that the problem happens when the knee bows outward. This can happen in runners if their shoes are worn on the outside edge, or if they run on slanted terrain. Others feel that certain foot abnormalities, such as foot pronation, cause ITB syndrome. (Pronation of the foot occurs when the arch flattens.)

Recently, health experts have found that runners with a weakened or fatigued gluteus medius muscle in the hip are more likely to end up with ITB syndrome. This muscle controls outward movement...

Click here to read the rest of this article from eOrthopod.com