27 Sep '14, 3pm

Beat the Band: Strengthening is the key to treating ITB Syndrome

For 10 years, an article on a treatment for iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) by podiatrist and competitive runner Brian Fullem has remained one of the most popular on our website. Here Fullem revisits the topic, adding new exercises he's learned or developed that address the underlying issues better than ever. ITBS remains one of the main causes of knee pain in runners. The IT band, or ITB, as it is commonly known, can become so painful that a runner is unable to train at all. Mark Fadil, now director of Sports Medicine Institute International (SMI) in Palo Alto, California, knows this injury personally and professionally. As a high school senior in 1991, Fadil won the New York state 3200m championship in 9:10. After one successful collegiate year, Fadil developed pain on the outside of his knee on the fourth day of his sophomore season. He was diagnosed with ITBS and, even...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/injury-prevention-recovery/be...

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