Do you have pain in your upper leg, between your hip and knee? If you are experiencing such pain, you may have a common condition amongst runners called Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome. It can be a very painful and uncomfortable, making it hard to train. The pain is caused by repeated rubbing of the IT band against the outside of the knee bone. Continuous rubbing causes tightness and inflammation in the IT band, resulting in pain from the hip to the knee.
There are steps that can reduce the symptoms of IT Band Syndrome. This week’s Prevea On the Move demonstrates exercises using a foam roll that can help minimize the pain and tightness. Click here for helpful tips to reduce IT band symptoms.