PREHAB/REHAB TIPS with @luke_whitey - ITB pain!🏃🏼♂️
A common injury amongst runners; ITB friction syndrome may consist of pain, burning or swelling on the lateral aspect of the knee with or without knee flexion.
It commonly occurs when there is an alteration to ones running or gait biomechanics (think over pronation, too much ground force time), muscular imbalances, or drastic changes in workload (inability for the surrounding tissues to meet the demands of the athlete).
Treating ITB pain: Manual therapy- Soft tissue work, dry needling, manipulation, graston etc all play a role in helping desensitize the irritated tissue, reduce pain and improve range of motion.
All in all though, ITB syndrome is a load management issue, and no passive technique will give an active result. So the tissue needs to be unloaded til tolerable to pain/load, then retrained to handle stress through a variety of movements.
The exercises are a few of my go to’s to improve motor patterning, single leg strength, and progressively overload the glutes as they’re the main attachment point for the ITB.
Let me know how you go!