Iliotibial band syndrome, or IT band syndrome, is a common condition for runners and walkers, it results in lateral knee pain. The IT band runs along the outside of the thigh, attaching to the pelvis as well as the lower aspect of the knee. Recurrent rubbing, such as with walking and running, can produce irritation and chronic low-grade inflammation and irritation.
Treatment of IT band syndrome:
- Reduce stressful activities to allow time to heal.
- Stretch the following muscles several times per day: hip flexors, quads, and calf muscles.
- Chiropractic adjustments correct restrictions in the low back and pelvis. Allowing a decrease in muscle and nerve tension.
- New shoes and/or orthotics help control underlying bio-mechanical stressors.