ITB syndrome


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The IT band runs along the OUTSIDE of the thigh,
from just above the hip to just below the OUTER knee.

Its made up of fascia of the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius
and Tensor Fasciae Latae TFL muscles

Its main function is Pelvic Stabilisation & Weight Distribution

This explains most problems
1. 1 sided flat feet
2. 1 sided knee pain
3. 1 sided sciatica
Best Treatment for IT Band Pain & Tightness Sheboygan Wi

Causes of ITB Syndrome:
Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome: Causes, Treatment, and When to See a  Healthcare Provider

Symptoms of ITB Syndrome
.1. sharp pain on the outer aspect of the knee, particularly when the heel strikes the floor
(aka loading / landing phase)
2. Sharp pain can radiate into the outer thigh or calf.(lower leg)
3. The pain that worsens with running
4. Worsens with coming down stairs./ slopes
5. audible snapping sensation, especially outer knee

Iliotibial band syndrome | The BMJ

exercise-related tenderness at lateral knee joint
acute, burning pain with pressure on lateral femoral epicondyle
Signs of inflammation may be present
Pain that increases while running down hill or descending stairs
Pain that worsens when running longer distances.

ITB syndrome is also known as
Runner's Knee
as it is commonly seen in runners

have identified that the ITBs capacity to store energy
while running is greater than walking
because running has a much more 'springier' gait than walking
We found that the human IT band has the capacity to store 15 to 20 times more elastic
energy per body mass.

IT Band Syndrome: Knee Pain Symptoms & Treatments | HSS

Stretching the ITB is no longer considered
as a strongly evidence-based treatment approach.

If the hip abductors are imbalanced it will result in excessive contraction of the ITB.
If the gluteal groups are shortened, the legs will externally rotate and stress ITB.
MFR can be done
Foam roller can be used
Strengthening hip abductors

The best exercises will be ruled out from the assessments obtained.

Credit to Anusha, Physio @ Benphysio Damansara.


21 Apr 2022