Posts Tagged ‘IT Band’
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, injuries
Renaming IT Band Friction Syndrome
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 14th, 2010
The iliotibial band is an important piece of the locomotion puzzle via the trigger mechanism and by providing a strong tensile force capacity and "free" energy to minimize the energy cost of locomotion (Bosch, 2006). It also often becomes a pain generator in runners and is perhaps the leading cause of lateral knee pain in this population. The IT Band is a lateral thickening of the fascia lata that rises from the tensor fascia latae and glute...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, corrective exercise, injuries
IT Band Syndrome and Runners: Predictable and Preventable?
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 1st, 2010
IT Band pain syndromes are one of the leading causes of knee pain in runners. While many theories have been presented regarding increased levels of friction at the lateral femoral condyle, "tightness" of the IT band itself, and repetitive flexion and extension of the knee under load, much remains unknown regarding the onset of dysfunction. One particularly meritorious observation is that altered lower extremity movement in a variety of joints...