Treatments for Iliotibial Band Syndrome in Kansas City
Many people, especially runners, experience iliotibial band syndrome. At F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic’s five locations in Kansas City, we see it every week. However, some that experience iliotibial band syndrome may not be sure about what it is or what to do about it.
Learn more about iliotibial band syndrome and its treatments below. Then don't forget to contact F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic to experience relief from your knee pain.
Treatments for iliotibial band syndrome
We characterize iliotibial band syndrome most often by pain near the outside of the knee. Many try foam rolling, massaging, and taping their knee with little or no effect.
Why don’t these methods provide long term relief for this problem? Read this quote from Thomas Michaud, DC:
“Because of the extreme inflexibility of the fascial component of the iliotibial band, the authors emphasize that current treatment protocols focusing on reducing tension in the band are inappropriate, since they are treating the “symptoms of the condition rather than the cause.”
Instead, the authors state that in order for treatments for iliotibial band syndrome to be effective, tension in the muscular component of the band must be reduced with soft-tissue therapies such as massage or dry needling of myofascial trigger points.
F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic offers the best treatments for iliotibial band syndrome in Kansas City
F.I.T. Muscle and Joint Clinic is the premier physical therapy clinic in Kansas City for the described soft-tissue therapies and dry needling of myofascial trigger points.
If iliotibial band syndrome is an issue for you that just won’t go away, call the F.I.T. team for a free phone consultation today.