Common Sports Injuries… IT Band Friction Syndrome
One of the most common sports injuries of all is iliotibial band friction syndrome (IT Band). In this post, we’ll disclose:
- The anatomy of the IT Band
- Symptoms of IT Band
- Why Physical Therapy For Knee Pain Can Help
- Why Sportsmed Physical Therapy Is Different….
The Anatomy of the IT Band
The IT band is a long thick band that runs across the lateral part of your knee. It starts at your hip and runs just distal to your knee. Usually your symptoms are at the level of your knee. This band helps stabilize the lateral knee and hip, however, when irritated it can be a frustrating and painful experience for any athlete or weekend warrior.
Symptoms of IT Band
The most common symptom of those suffering with IT Band syndrome is pain and clicking around the lateral knee. This is usually present with flexing or bending the knee. This can be extremely painful and irritate in athletes especially when having to run quite a bit for their sport. Sometimes, granted, athletes may also have pain across the lateral thigh and at the hip. The IT band runs across this portion of the thigh and connects with lateral hip muscles.
Why Physical Therapy For Knee Pain Can Help…
Physical therapy for knee pain can help out tremendously. Whether your suffering from an ACL tear, meniscal tear, IT Band irritation, or any other form of knee injury, physical therapy can help When you have physical therapy for your knee pain, they’ll:
1.Discern Why the Injury Occurred So You Never Have to Deal With It Again…
2.Release Your Tight Muscles
3.Strengthen Your Weak Muscles
4.Get You Back To Your Sport Pain Free Without Surgery or Painkillers
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Why You Must Get Sportsmed Physical Therapy
At this point your probably wondering why you should see a sportsmed physical therapist, right? The reason is because they deal with athletes and weekend warriors day-in and day-out. They understand athletes and know exactly how to treat them. In essence, an athletes treatment is going to be entirely different from a middle aged worker or geriatric grandmother. Your sport physical therapist will be able to return you to your sport faster and prevent surgey or being reliant on painkillers just to get through the day. Click here to learn more about sports physical therapy and what a sport physical therapist can do for you.
About Author: Dr. Scott Gray
Dr. Scott Gray is an internationally recognized and expert physical therapist specializing in sport, athletic, and back and neck injuries. He is the inventor of a revolutionary form of treatment called the GRAY METHOD. This type of treatment unlike others, addresses the CAUSE rather than just your SYMPTOMS with a full body approach. For more information on how to ease or overcome your injury, go to www.backinmotionsspt.com.