What can cause ITB friction?
A number of different factors can lead to the development of ITB friction. Assessment is vital to see what is causing your pain. These include:
- Poor running mechanics
- Weakness around the proximal hip muscles
- Poor foot mechanics
- Tightness of muscles in the hip and knee
What does treatment involve?
Assessment with one of our Physiotherapists is vital for successful treatment of this condition in order to find the exact cause of the problem.
Local treatment may include ice, massage, trigger points or dry needling. However although the pathology is felt at the knee, treatment should be focussed particularly around the hip musculature and biomechanics, and sometime around the foot. This will include stretching techniques and strengthening specific muscle groups to reduce the compression of the ITB at the level of the knee.