Iliotibial Band Syndrome, also known as IT band syndrome is an injury common in runners and affects the connective tissues that located on the outside thigh and knee.
The iliotibial band acts as a stabilizer for the knee and through overuse, becomes swollen and tender.
IT Band syndrome may stem from a combined result of poor training habits, limited flexibility, and mechanical imbalances of parts of the body including the low back, pelvis, hips and knees.
Anatomical issues that cause IT band syndrome can include a length leg differential, bowed legs, or abnormal tilt to the pelvis.
All of these issues can lead to injury, inflammation and tenderness of the IT band.
At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty excelling or participating in their activities as a result of IT Band Syndrome. Calgary residents who seek our care can expect a comprehensive approach that may include Chiropractic Manual Therapies, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy, Massage Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Orthotics, Acupuncture and corrective exercise.
If you are suffering from IT Band Syndrome and would like to help with pain management, then contact us.