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Iliotibial band syndrome is also commonly referred to as runners knee or IT band syndrome. We’re taking a look at causes, symptoms and treatment.
What Causes Iliotibial Band Syndrome?
Certain factors may make you more susceptible to developing runners knee or iliotibial band syndrome: A naturally tight or wide IT band, weak hip muscles such as gluteus medius, trigger points within the IT band and gluteal muscles, overpronation, overuse, excessive hill running and a leg length difference. Most of these factors can be addressed through changes to your training program or a medical massage rehabilitation program. Iliotibial band friction syndrome may require long-term rehabilitation and frequent Iliotibial band stretches should be maintained even after symptoms cease.
What are the symptoms of Iliotibial Band Syndrome?
Knee pain occurs on the outside of the knee (at or around the lateral epicondyle of the femur). Other symptoms include: Tightness in the iliotibial band, pain that is aggravated by running (particularly downhill), pain during flexion or extension of the knee which is made worse by pressing in at the side of the knee over the sore part, weakness in hip abduction, tender trigger points in the gluteal area may also be present.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome/ Runners Knee Treatment
What can the athlete do?
Rest, avoid painful stimuli, for example downhill running, apply cold therapy or ice to reduce any inflammation, Iliotibial band stretches after training and throughout the day are important. Medical massage techniques can also be very helpful in correcting excessive ITB tightness.
What can a Sports Injury/ Medical Massage Professional do?
Perform soft tissue or deep friction massage, use Myofascial trigger point release techniques which have been shown to be highly effective. Outline a medical massage rehabilitation program which may include stretches and exercises to strengthen the hip abductors.
Are you a runner, who is experiencing this? Or have you experienced it in the past? Come in and see us we can help!