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Tri-State Foot and Ankle Center, N Wilmington
(302) 475-1299
2018 Naaman's Rd Suite 1
Wilmington, DE

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Concord Medical Chiro Neurology
(302) 778-0100
6 Sharpley Rd
Wilmington, DE

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Dr. Trent Ryan, DC, DACNB
(302) 635-1380
6 Sharpley Rd
Wilmington, DE
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Concord Medical
Specialties
Chiropractic, General Practice, Chiropractic, Classic Physiotherapy, Nutrition/Diet Counseling, Personal Training
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Insurance Plans Accepted: Most major insurance accepted.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Languages Spoken: English

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Dr. Emil Mikhail, MD
(302) 635-1380
6 Sharpley Rd
Wilmington, DE
Business
Concord Medical
Specialties
General Practice, Chiropractic, Classic Physiotherapy, Nutrition/Diet Counseling, Personal Training
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most major insurance accepted.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Residency Training: Cornell University Hospital
Medical School: AsSinnes Medical School in Cairo, Egypt, 1976
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Languages Spoken: English

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Centerville Veterinary Hospital
(302) 655-3315
5804 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE

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Better Life Chiropractic
(610) 494-2225
2450 Market St
Marcus Hook, PA

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Dr. Albert Forwood, DC, DACAN
(302) 635-1380
6 Sharpley Rd
Wilmington, DE
Business
Concord Medical
Specialties
Chiropractic, General Practice, Chiropractic, Classic Physiotherapy, Nutrition/Diet Counseling, Personal Training, Acupuncture
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most major insurance accepted.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Medical School: Western States Chiropractic College, 1978
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Languages Spoken: English

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Talleyville Veterinary Hospital
(302) 478-0648
3001 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE

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Delaware Chiropractic
(302) 635-1287
26 B Trolly Square
Wilmington, DE

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Eye to Eye Ophthalmology
(610) 388-9755
608 Chadds Ford Ste 100
Chadds Ford, PA

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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...

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