IT Band “Runner’s Leg” Treatment – Sports Medicine Specialist
Sports Medicine Specialist, Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm, located at Pro Chiropractic in Bozeman, MT demonstrates advanced and effective treatment approaches for iliotibial band friction syndrome (IT BAND). These include new effective treatments like Graston Technique, Kinesiology Taping, and specific Extremity Adjustments.
Dr. Jon is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and holds advanced certifications in Kinesiology taping, Graston technique, and Extremity Adjusting, as well as a Master’s Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation.
7 Exercises to Treat and Prevent IT Band Syndrome
One of the most common sources of pain that can stop runners in their tracks is iliotibial band syndrome. Frequently misunderstood, IT band syndrome is often treated incorrectly.
Common treatments include ice, rest and stretching, and, while all of these have their place in treating a running injury, ITBS is best approached proactively.
Why Your IT Band Isn’t Getting Better
Every runner I’ve ever seen with ITBS fails to shift their weight far enough onto the sore leg. In most cases with running injuries it’s difficult to tell whether the movement pattern or the pain came first, but in this case it’s definitely the movement pattern causing the pain and not the other way around.
You can keep trying to mitigate the consequences of the knee pain this movement pattern causes by putting a support under your arch to try to prevent the knee from rotating inwards and doing things to your IT band to loosen it up, but the former rarely works and the latter means you’re actually fighting what your body is trying to do to solve the problem of your weight being in the wrong place…
Your IT Band Is Not The Enemy (But Maybe Your Foam Roller Is)
Initially, the logic behind rolling your IT band seems fairly sound. Foam rollers increase range of motion and reduce pain. My IT bands are tight and my knees hurt. Therefore I should apply the roller to my IT bands to solve these problems, right? Unfortunately, more often than not the answer to this question is a resounding “no.” It’s quite possible you’re actually doing more harm than help and further stretching an already abused and over-elongated piece of tissue…
Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes? Don’t Exercise Till You Read This!
You may be fearful, anxious and generally stressed out after getting a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. There’s so much to learn, which is why we’re stepping in for the exercise part. We talked to experts who treat type 2 diabetes to find out what they tell their patients about working out with diabetes…
Golf: Return to Play after Surgery, Winter Conditioning & New Teaching Technology; Avoiding Winter Sports Injuries
Dr. Nik Verma sitting in for Dr. Cole and Steve speak with James Standhardt from GOLFTEC about returning to play after surgery, winter conditioning, importance of club fitting and new technology in golf instruction.
Dr. Julia Bruene from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush talks about how to avoid skiing and other winter sports injuries.
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