IT Band Syndrome occurs when a band of connective tissues on the outside of your thigh, called the iliotibial band, becomes irritated as a result of repeated rubbing against the side of your knee during flexion and extension movements.
People who engage in activities or sports that involve jumping, biking or running are at higher risk. This injury is quite frequent among runners.
Normally, this injury occurs during a period when the training intensity and/or volume has been increased too quickly with inadequate recovery.
Treatment of IT Band injuries consists of Class IV Laser Therapy, management of any biomechanical stresses in the area and exercise rehabilitation to address any weaknesses that can be putting undue stress on the area.
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