Are you an avid indoor-soccer player, ultra-marathoner, or always on the golf course? When you suffer an injury that impacts your ability to physically perform out on the field, court, or road, we understand just how frustrating it can be. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, our physical therapists and support staff are here to help you get back to your favorite pastime as quickly as possible.
Here are a few examples of issues that we help our sports therapy patients work through:
- IT band syndrome
- Shoulder injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Neck injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
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.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is an injury that occurs with the iliotibial band, the ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin, is tight or inflamed. ITBS is one of the most common “overuse” injuries that occurs among runners. The IT band attaches to the knee and helps to stabilize and move the joint. When the IT band is not working like it should, movement of the knee becomes painful. IT band syndrome can be painful enough to put even the most avid runner out for weeks, and even affect the day to day walking movements.