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Old 07-12-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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From what I've read on this IT band damage, many runners end up with this.
Yeah...."some" not "many" runners can have IT band "syndrome" not "damage"

However, NONE of the poster's symptoms above fit the symptoms of ITBS...which makes the likelihood of a diagnosis of ITBS highly unlikely if not improbable....

Dr. Google isn't the best place to treat problems when one doesn't know what they are looking at...
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:34 PM
 
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We'll never know out of the 1000's of runners, if it's many or some.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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We'll never know out of the 1000's of runners, if it's many or some.
Ah, see.....wrong again.....

We have studies showing incidence of ITBS in runners, so actually, yes we can and do know that ITBS affects relatively "few" runners...

17 out of 400 in this study

https://sph.umd.edu/sites/default/files/files/3.pdf

Incidence of 8.4 out of 100 in this study

CLASSIFYING RUNNING

Incidence of 5-14% according to this study

https://www.researchgate.net/profile...c29fd5fcad.pdf
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:16 AM
 
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Thank you for the reply. What is the IT band?
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:22 AM
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iliotibial_band_syndrome


I didn't get my injury from running but from hip surgery. Last thing I dreamed I'd end up with.
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Old 07-13-2016, 06:05 PM
 
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Thank you for the reply. What is the IT band?
Static structure on the outside of the leg extends from the knee to the pelvis, irritation of the IT band causes pain while running only typically. Usually caused from over training, running too many hills , running too often to one side of a cambered road or track...

What it does NOT cause is numbness or burning, certainly not in the FRONT of the thigh since that's not where the IT band is located, no "water dripping" sensation, no "burning" while stretching in fact none of the symptoms you mentioned could logically be ascribed to IT band syndrome...

Almost certainly nerve issue, meralgia paresthetica being a common cause of front of the thigh numbness...
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:46 PM
 
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i have had a numbness in my left thigh from the middle of the thigh to the above knee, I only get this numbness when I am standing up and not moving( 30mins).
In addition the area of my left knee, front of my knee left side ( outside side away from between my legs) on the top feels weird to the touch, a little numb to the touch

any ideas on what this is or who to see?
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Old 12-05-2016, 03:09 PM
 
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i have had a numbness in my left thigh from the middle of the thigh to the above knee, I only get this numbness when I am standing up and not moving( 30mins).
In addition the area of my left knee, front of my knee left side ( outside side away from between my legs) on the top feels weird to the touch, a little numb to the touch

any ideas on what this is or who to see?
If its upper outer thigh a common cause is Meralgia paresthetica, compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve...

Meralgia Paresthetica: Pain, Burning, and Numbness in the Outer Thigh
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:46 PM
 
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just a comment: if you are having calf/knee/thigh pain when laying down or remaining in one position for a long time, and if back problems have been ruled out, I would suggest you look into restless leg syndrome. I had pain like the OP's, and had meniscal scraping, chiropractic, changed from a stick shift car to automatic, special exercises, etc and nothing helped. thought I was just having leg cramps. 6 years later, diagnosed with sleep disorder and restless leg was noted in the sleep study. I saw a neurologist and now take a small dose generic mirapex at night, plus magnesium tablets, and the problem has gone away.


I already take a small dose of Mirapex for the 'restless leg' thing. This has nothing to do with it. But thanx.
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Old 05-10-2017, 05:41 PM
 
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It's been more than four months now that I have been experiencing this same described burning pain on my left thigh. At first it was very painful with a feeling of slight temprature on the painful side of the thigh. it itches and when I scratched I don't feel like stopping even though the skin feels dead. Sometimes I feel a short sharp pinch-like pain on the thigh.

I did'nt understand what it was initially and was thinking it will stop after couple of days. But to my surprised it did'nt disappear; so I decided to go to the hospital. I described the pain to the doctor but it seams he has never come across such before. I told him the name it was given on the Google. He researched it from his system and he told me it happening to me because I am growing older.
He prescribed multivitamin and another nerves tablet which I just finished taking but the numbness is still there. Although the initial pain has gone.

I am 43years old lady and I am thinking of ignoring the feeling and just move on.
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