IT Band Pain
The Illiotibial Band is a dense fibrotendinous band of tissue that runs from the side of your hip down to the outside of your knee. The band is a non-contractile tissue tendon that helps your hip muscles provide lateral support to the body during hip motion (running, walking, skating, etc). Pain felt at the outside of the knee is most commonly felt by runners due to a lack of hip stability or cyclists due to seat position/ bike fit. Common signs and symptoms of ITB pain are: diffuse/dull/achey pain during activity, increased pain with downhill running, or repetitive snapping/popping in knee with walking or running, tenderness over the lateral superior knee.
At Boulder Sports Chiropractic, our Chiropractors will start with Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) to find out which of your muscles are not working as they should and which are compensating, extensive muscle work (Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, Massage Therapy), Chiropractic manipulation of your lower back, hip, and knee, Electrotherapy, Kinesio or Rock Tape, and Physical Therapy (corrective exercises and stretches).
If you feel you have been suffering from ITB pain, schedule an appointment to find out how our Boulder Chiropractors can help get you pain free.