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What can I do for iliotibial band syndrome?

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Dr. Lucas Bryant
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lucas Bryant
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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