Running Injury and Minimalist Shoes

Our clinic sees lots of running injuries. Plantar fasciitis, shin splints, ankle pain, foot pain, calf strains, IT band syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome…the list goes on and on. These injuries are relatively common among runners and there are many different causes. Given that many of these injuries are related to impact, for some people, the finger…

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IT Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band friction syndrome (IT Band Syndrome) is one of the most common injuries affecting long distance runners.  When iliotibial band syndrome occurs (also known as iliotibial band friction syndrome or “IT band syndrome”) a part of the band can get irritated as it rubs against the femur (thigh bone) just above the knee.  This…