ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME (IT Band)
Iliotibial band syndrome is inflammation of the Iliotibial band on the outside of the knee as it rubs against the outside of the knee joint. Symptoms may not occur immediately during activity, but may intensify over time, especially as the foot strikes the ground. Pain may also be present below the knee, where the ITB actually attaches to the tibia.
Iliotibial band syndrome often refered to as ITBS is one of the leading causes of lateral knee & leg pain in runners. The iliotibial band is a superficial thickening of tissue on the outside of the thigh, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee, and inserting just below the knee. The band is crucial for stabilizing the knee during running and moving from behind the femur to the front while walking. Continual rubbing of the band over the lateral femoral epicondyle, combined with the repeated flexion and extension of the knee during running may cause the area to become inflamed.
ITBS issues often result from faulty foot mechanics due to fallen or flat arches and excessive pronation. Custom orthotic inserts can play a major role in the treatment of ITBS by treating the source and allowing for rapid healing.
- Stinging sensation just above the knee joint (on the outside of the knee or along the entire length of the iliotibial band)
- Swelling or thickening of the tissue at the point where the band moves over the femur
ITBS can also occur during pregnancy, as the connective tissues loosen as woman gain weight progressively adding more pressure. ITBS at the hip also commonly affects the elderly.
ITB (IlioTibial Band Syndrome) is one of the most commonly treated symptoms in our office. Vancouver Chiropractic & Massage Therapy services are uniquely effective at treating Neck Pain. Let us be of service to you. Call 604-733-7744, we can help!
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