What Is Iliotibial Band Syndrome?
The iliotibial band is a thick band of connective tissue that runs down the outside of your thigh. It extends all the way from your pelvic bones to the top of your tibia. It has been suggested that the iliotibial band becomes irritated due to fat compression beneath the iliotibial tract, rather than friction as the knee moves. This condition is one of the most common knee injuries in runners presenting with lateral knee pain.
What Are The Causes?
- Excessive foot pronation
- Hip abductor weakness
- Internal tibial torsion
- Cooling down too quickly after exercising
- Not stretching enough before exercising
- Running on a tilted or curved surface, such as side of the road
- Inappropriate footwear
What Are The Symptoms Of Iliotibial Band Syndrome?
- Hip pain
- Clicking sensations
- Knee pain, especially at 30 degrees flexion as the foot strikes the ground with running
Treatment For Iliotibial Band Syndrome
What Can I Do At Home?
- NSAIDs, if approved by a healthcare provider
- Activity modification
How to book an appointment?
If you believe you are suffering from this condition, or you are looking for a ‘physiotherapist near me’, you’ve come to the right place. Our physios at Vitalis Physiotherapy can assess and diagnose the condition. They may also refer you to get scans in some severe cases to better understand your needs. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your needs to aid in your pain relief and recovery.
All you need to do is just give us a call on 0410 559 856 and request an initial appointment for a physio around me. Please let our friendly reception staff know the background and severity of your condition.
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