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ITB Syndrome (Runners Knee)


ITB syndrome or runners knee as it is also known occurs when there is excess tightness of the Iliotibial band

that runs down the side of the leg. This can happen to anyone but is most noticable in people who run as

running uses the ITB a lot to stabiise the knee. 


When the ITB tightens up it can begin to rub and create friction at the side of the knee. This then leads to pain

in the outside of your knee.


Runners Knee usually gets worse when running or walking and is mostly fine when not moving around. 

If you are getting pain in the outside of your knee when you run then you shoulde definately have treatment to

release the ITB, Quads, Hamstrings, calves and Glutes.


Daily foam rolling of the ITB and glutes will also prevent this problem from worsening. In the long term 

developing stability in the hips and knees will add to the success of preventing the condition from coming back.


Techniques that can help back pain include:

  • Sports & Remedial Massage

  • Active release techniques (ART)

  • Myofascial Release

  • Fascial Manipulation

  • Dry Needling

  • Trigger Point Therapy

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Functional Massage.

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