Iliotibial Band Syndrome (or ITB for short) is an overuse injury that is common in runners – though runners are not the only ones at risk. In this physical therapy education article, we are going to discuss the causes of, and treatment options for ITB (Iliotibial Band) Syndrome.
Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome Explained
Iliotibial Band Syndrome is a repetitive stress condition in which the Iliotibial Band (the ligament that runs from the hip to the shin on the outside of the leg) becomes irritated or inflamed. ITB Syndrome is most often found in runners, but it can also impact people who engage in other sports, or those with physically demanding occupations. Here are some of the potential signs and symptoms of ITB Syndrome:
- Pain in the hip, knee, or leg
- Swelling or inflammation in the area
- Decreased mobility
Physical Therapy for Knee Conditions
Physical therapy is one of the best treatment options for patients suffering from knee-related conditions like ITB Syndrome. It’s a conservative treatment method that often produces better results than surgery and other treatments. If you are suffering from ITB Syndrome and related symptoms, a physical therapist can work with you to develop targeted exercises and stretches that will help increase your range-of-motion and decrease your pain levels.
Minneapolis Physical Therapy Experts
At OrthoRehab Specialists, our physical therapists have been providing rehabilitation care to patients throughout the Twin Cities for nearly thirty years. We are widely respected at experts in physical therapy and have referral relationships with more than 600 local providers. Our team provides niche physical therapy care to patients with a wide variety of injuries and conditions. No matter what your situation, physical therapy can help you improve your mobility and decrease your pain. Contact us today to set up your appointment with one of our therapists at our Edina or Minneapolis clinics.