Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome is the condition in which the IT band develops scar tissue due to over use.  The IT band runs from the outer portion of the thigh to the tibia or lower leg bone.  Repetitive use causes increased friction and swelling that prevents the band to glide properly over the bursa. Iliotibial band syndrome can build scar tissue restricting the range of motion. Iliotibial band syndrome can be caused by poor physical condition, bowed legs, improper warm up before exercise, or change in increased activity levels.  

Iliotibial Band Syndrome Risk Factors

  • Poor training habits 
  • Poor flexibility 
  • Mechanical imbalances usually in the low back, pelvis, hips, knees

Iliotibial Band Symptoms 

  • Running on uneven surfaces 
  • Running too many hills 
  • Excessive bicycling 
  • Activities with increased knee flexion, such as squats 

Iliotibial Band Treatment

The practitioner will go over lifestyle while teaching the patient how to prevent further injury.  Using ASTR, and the patent tools, this technique is a holistic, and pain free treatment for pain relief.  The underlying cause of iliotibial band syndrome fis addressed and corrected so that the syndrome does not return.