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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…

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How To Tie a Shoe

Most experienced runners have a preferred brand of running shoe. Mizuno, Asics, New Balance and Saucony seem to be common choices among our patients, but the jury is still out as to which manufacturer truly makes the best shoe. Since there are no objective, scientific guidelines to direct your purchase, it seems to boil down…