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I am waiting to have a total knee replacement. i now have

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i am waiting to have a total knee replacement. i now have pain up my leg and thigh into my buttock. i think it is ITB syndrome. can you suggest any exercise or treatment to ease my pain
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Orthopaedics
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Iliotibial band syndrome typically causes pain on the lateral aspect of the thigh and knee area.

The pain is sharp and radiating often triggered by the running or cycling.

You should avoid excessive flexion of the knee through 30 degrees to prevent aggravation of the symptoms.

Please apply lot of ice as well.

For further exercises, you can try the following links:

http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/documents/ITband_exercises.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuRhjYqOjz0

Best wishes

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