New thoughts on the origins of IT Band Syndrome

Written by admin on January 11, 2013 – 2:06 pm -

“Iliotibial band syndrome is a common injury, occurring in up to 12 percent of all runners.1 The pain associated with this syndrome is often described as “burning” and is reproduced clinically with Noble’s test, in which the examiner compresses the distal band against the lateral femoral condyle while the knee is flexed 30 degrees. Although early research suggested the iliotibial band produced injury by snapping back and forth over the lateral femoral condyle (traumatizing the bursa trapped beneath), more recent research confirms that this theory is invalid”. (Dr. Thomas Michaud)

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome article


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