IT Band Syndrome
November 19, 2014
Iliotibial Band Syndrome, more commonly referred to as IT Band Syndrome, is a common overuse injury that occurs among runners and those who are particularly active with high intensity movements. The Iliotibial band runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin, just below the knee joint. This band attaches to the knee and functions in coordination with several thigh muscles to help stabilize the joint for proper movement. Iliotibial band syndrome is caused by inflammation of the IT band. During flexion and extension of the knee, the IT band rubs over the thigh bone, leading to irritation. When the band is inflamed, it does not glide easily over the thigh bone and pain is felt during movement of the knee.
At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we understand the causes of IT Band Syndrome and we offer relief to those who suffer from its painful symptoms. Sovereign Rehabilitation is a comprehensive physical and rehabilitation therapy service that features licensed, certified therapists who specialize in treating those with IT Band Syndrome. While the RICE method of Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation can be beneficial to reducing symptoms, physical therapy is often the most beneficial form of treatment. Our therapists offer education in stretching the IT Band and strengthening the hip abductors. There are a variety of different exercises that can be done to strengthen the IT Band so that it functions properly. Our therapists offer their training and expertise to patients with IT Band Syndrome so that they can return to an active lifestyle.
The entire staff at Sovereign Rehabilitation is dedicated to helping patients feel better physically so that they can life a better life. If you are suffering from IT Band Syndrome, call Sovereign Rehabilitation today to begin your road to recovery.
Posted on behalf of Alan Grodin, PT, MTC, Sovereign Rehabilitation
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