Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome

Monday November 30, -0001 comments

Iliotibial Band Syndrome is a common injury, particularly in runners but also sometimes in desk-workers, usually associated with a burning type pain at the side of the thigh and knee.  If you run or know people that do, chances are you have heard about this problem.  Most often, even if a person with IT Band Syndrome takes some time off from exercising and feels better for a while, the pain will recur when running again because the underlying problem has not been fixed. 

Resolving this condition requires a multi-therapeutic approach including myofascial release, exercises, foam roller and other stretches, and sometimes a running biomechanical analysis.  I have a YouTube video on the subject that I hope you or someone you know finds helpful:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNrOEO8FHYY