Iliotibial band syndrome is an inflammatory overuse injury of the connective tissue running along the lateral aspect of the leg. The band begins at the iliac crest of the pelvic bones, runs down the lateral aspect of the quadriceps, and crosses the knee attaching to the superior aspect of the tibia. The syndrome is caused by repetitive squatting motions and is most often seen in long-distance runners, bicyclists, and weight lifters. The inflammation of the iliotibial band syndrome can result in a combination of issues, including the loss of flexibility, low back, pelvic, hip, and lateral knee pain.
Rest, Ice, compression and elevation should be a patient’s first treatment. If these are unsuccessful a consultation with you San Jose Chiropractor should be considered. Here at Back to Back we can first use a cold laser and Kinesio tape to start to reduce the inflammation in your ITB. As the inflammation is reduced IASTM can be used to reduce adhesion and start to restore muscle flexibility. Chiropractic adjustments of the Hips, low back and pelvic complex can now further reduce inflammation and restore mechanical balance to the area. We can then help you establish a stretching, exercise and foam rolling regime to prevent reoccurrence of the injury.