IT Band Syndrome can be a major issue and throw you off of your training routine. Here’s what you need to know:
1) It’s often referred to as a friction syndrome and is caused by a tight muscle in the front of the hip, which makes the IT band tight and causes it to rub on the tissue below it – leading to pain and inflammation.
2) Imbalances in the hips/pelvis or foot can predispose you to this condition – a chiropractor can help this.
3) A systematic approach of ice, heat, strengthening and stretching can allow you to overcome this nagging injury.
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