Whats iliotibial band syndrome?

From my blog... "although early research suggested the iliotibial band produced injury by snapping back and forth over the lateral femoral condyle (traumatizing the bursa trapped beneath), more recent research confirms that this theory is invalid" and in fact... Please see link for more info - http://drmarkgalland.Com/new-thoughts-on-the-origins-of-it-band-syndrome/.

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What can I do for iliotibial band syndrome?

Stretching. This is a condition where the side of the thighs are tight - constrictive and painful. Stretching this connective band out is the best way to get pain relief. Seeing a physical therapist even once or twice may be enough to get you started on a good program towards recovery. Read more...
Strengthen&stretch. Although stretching is helpful to treat the symptom, if you want to fix the true problem, it often lies in muscle imbalances. Gate problems and weakness in the gluteus medius/mimius muscles can result in excess strain on the IT band, causing irritation and injury. Foam rolling and stretching helps with some irritation, but generally you will need to address the true cause for complete recovery. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: iliotibial band syndrome?

From my blog... "although early research suggested the iliotibial band produced injury by snapping back and forth over the lateral femoral condyle (traumatizing the bursa trapped beneath), more recent research confirms that this theory is invalid" and in fact... Please see link for more info - http://drmarkgalland.Com/new-thoughts-on-the-origins-of-it-band-syndrome/. Read more...

Are their any good treatments for iliotibial band syndrome?

From my blog... "although early research suggested the iliotibial band produced injury by snapping back and forth over the lateral femoral condyle (traumatizing the bursa trapped beneath), more recent research confirms that this theory is invalid" and in fact... Please see link for more info - http://drmarkgalland.Com/new-thoughts-on-the-origins-of-it-band-syndrome/. Read more...

I think I have iliotibial band syndrome. Will a thigh compression sleeve or a pressure strap above my knee help prevent the pain I get from running?

Iliotibial band synd. Treatment includes ice and anti-inflammatory medications. Any activity that requires repeated knee flexion and extension is prohibited. During treatment, the patient may swim to maintain cardiovascular fitness. If visible swelling or pain with ambulation persists for more than three days, try a steroid injection. Great illustrations at: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2005/0415/p1545.Html. Read more...
Probably. It may spread out the strain to a wider area and reduce stress on the injured tissue.Please see your primary provider if this condition doesn't improve. Read more...