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Dr. Weil,
         Is it possible for the ilio tibial band to cause pain on the upper vastus lateralis by compressing it? I notice that when if I put weight on my right foot (which is firmly planted on the ground) and rotate my hips to the left, I experience pain in the upper outer quad. What would be the best treatment for this?

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Hi  Rick-yes it's possible that the ITBband could cause some pressure on the lateral knee area. Best for you would be eval by physical. Therapist who could evaluate your body type & muscle test to see what treatment would be best including soft tissue, strengthening, massage etc. Sports Orthopaedist or Chiro also could be helpful. Depending on your activities or sport participation, things like leg length imbalances, pelvic tilt or rotation, or foot mechanics all could be related. Eval by good sports related physical therapist good place to start. Hope this helps, good luck, Dr. Bob Weil

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Dr. Bob Weil

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Diagnosis & treatment & PREVENTION of foot & foot related lower extremity sports related problems. Indications & uses of prescription in shoe orthotics. Foot, ankle functional exercises for injury prevention & enhanced performance. Specific specialty in orthotic use in figure skating & hockey. Access to all topics re sports medicine at sportsdoctorradio.com- radio shows & articles re "the physical & mental challenges of the high performance youth athlete.

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Publications
Podiatry Management Magazine, 9/10/10, "Hitting the Airwaves- this podiatrist uses his own radio show to promote Podiatry Podiatry Management Mag-6/-7/2010, "Figure Skating, Olympic Gold, & Podiatry Lower Extremity Review,7/2012, Pediatric Obesity weighs on Bones & Joints Numerous articles,"the sports doctor"- listed sportsdoctorradio.com- news articles 3 years of weekly radio shows, "the sports doctor", listed sportsdoctorradio.com-radio shows

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BA degree science Univ. Louisville, Doctor Podiatric Medicine, Scholls College Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

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Treated many athletes in all sports, tennis- John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, numerous members of 85 Super Bowl Bears Evan Lysacek, 2010 men's Olympic Gold Medal figure skating champion.

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