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ITB Friction Syndrome

Iliotibial band

ITB friction syndrome is caused by repetitive rubbing of the Iliotibial band (ITB) against the bone on the outer side of the knee. This causes pain and discomfort that is aggravated by exercise, especially running.

ITB Friction SyndromeITB friction syndrome often starts out with a slight pain on the outer side of the knee, but then develops into more intense and chronic pain as the athlete continues their exercise regime.

The myotherapy approach is to perform soft tissue techniques to reduce the strain off the ITB and helping to prevent the friction on the outside of the knee. Specific exercises which could help prevent this condition from reoccurring may be required.

If you think your condition could be helped by myotherapy call 5244 5438, or book online to come in and see our Myotherapist.