Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Iliotibial Band Syndrome occurs in the outer part of the knee and thigh and affects the tissue due to an overuse injury. The iliotibial band or IT band runs from the outer part of the thigh and attached to the tibia or the top part of the shin bone, this helps to stabilize the outer knee. Iliotibial Band syndrome is most common in cyclists and runners due to the fact that when there is increased friction and swelling in the area the bursa are not able to let the band glide across.
If left untreated Iliotibial Band Syndrome can cause scarring in the bursa restricting the range of motion in the knee as well as pain during activity.
Other Caused of Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Poor physical condition
- Tight Iliotibial Band (IT)
- Bowed legs
- Not warming up before exercise
- Change or increase in activity levels
We use the following approach to relieve Iliotibial Band Syndrome symptoms:
- ASTR® Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR® tools to release scar tissue and myofascial restriction, which can decrease flexibility and add more pressure to the knee to IT band.
- Special exercise program to decrease pressure on the IT band, strengthen the muscles, stabilize the leg and help the patient to return to normal function and activities.
- Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time.
- Cold Laser Therapy: Tissue inflammation and inability of the body to heal are common with iliotibial band syndrome. Cold laser is used in order to decrease inflammation that causes pressure on the knee.
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