ITB syndrome is lateral knee pain related to irritation and inflammation of the distal portion of the iliotibial band. It is often seen in runners and is often due to training errors (e.g. sudden increase in distance, running on banked surfaces, speed work, hill running). It can be related to misalignments of the lower extremities such as uneven leg length or supination of the feet (look for excessive wear on the outside edge of the shoe or heel). ITB syndrome may also be related to muscle imbalances, such as weak hip abductors. There is increased tenderness to touch of the distal iliotibial band. Pain increases as the knee goes from flexion to extension.
We have Iliotibial Band Syndrome Treatment Options for You
Our office offers a distinctly successful protocol for many Iliotibial Band sufferers that addresses many of the significant muscular/mechanical factors that cause this condition to be problematic. In many cases, particularly those uncomplicated by co-existing medical /orthopedic disease, we often observe positive results in as soon as 3-5 treatment sessions. We invite those who are suffering with this injury to arrange a consultation with us to determine if our protocols might be right for you.