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ONDAMED Case Studies — IT (iliotibial) Band Syndrome

SW is a 55-year old woman who was diagnosed with IT (iliotibial) band syndrome 7 years ago in May 2000.

As an avid triathalon athlete she was unable to compete in the Spring of 2000 due to the pain she was experiencing. She was prescribed Vioxx by an orthopedic surgeon and she took it on and off for several years to manage the pain. SW would experience the return of the pain as soon as she increased her mileage in preparation for a competition. The surgeon suggested that she undergo surgery to correct the problem. She refused to have surgery. Two years later in addition to the IT band syndrome, SW was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in June 2002. Once again the orthopedic surgeon recommended that she take Vioxx to manage the pain. She also iced her foot, used foot wraps as well as stretching exercises. However, the pain and inflammation always returned when she stopped the medication especially when she increased her mileage for competition.

In September 2005, SW experienced mild to moderate depression for the first time in her life. She had heard about ONDAMED as a biofeedback device and decided to try the treatment to see if it would help her mood. After receiving one treatment in September she immediately felt more relaxed. By the time she left the practitioner’s office and got into her car to drive home she felt in her own words as though, “a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.” SW also felt “happier and more energy.” She received a total of 6 sessions over the next 3 months due to the scheduling difficulties (holidays, travel). SW received one treatment each week for the first 3 weeks and then skipped several weeks between the next 3 sessions. After the 6th treatment SW was completely free of depression. Consequently, after the second ONDAMED treatment SW went for a long run and experienced absolutely no pain in her IT band or plantar. She had not experienced any IT band syndrome or plantar fasciitis since receiving the 6 treatments in 2005. She has trained for and competed in numerous athletic competitions. SW also noticed that her times improved in competitions such as triathalons.

SW trained extremely hard recently and competed in a half iron man triathalon on July 7, 2007. The IT band syndrome came back during the competition yet she was able to finish. The pain was not as intense as it had been before. The next day she received an ONDAMED treatment and the pain completely disappeared. She received one more treatment the following week. On August 19, 2007, SW competed in another triathalon. There was an odd depression in the road and she twisted her foot while running. The plantar fasciitis returned, although not as intense and she was able to finish. She received an ONDAMED treatment the next morning and once again the pain completely disappeared. SW was able to complete a tough 7-mile run that evening and has not experienced any return of pain. She has not taken any Vioxx or other pain/anti-inflammatory medication for pain or inflammation since receiving ONDAMED treatment.    (Case Study conducted by Dr. Shari Lieberman)

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