Do You Have Iliotibial (IT) Band Pain?
Do you suffer from pain in your Iliotibial band? You’re likely an
athlete whose sport includes a lot of running or hiking. Cyclists and
climbers can also have symptoms here as well. This painful symptom can
actually affect many different athletes.
Massage Therapy Can Help!
At Athletic Edge, we understand that your iliotibial band pain can be extremely painful
and mentally challenging…and we’re here to help! Our massage therapists
are skilled in injury rehab, sports massage and pain relief.
Causes of Iliotibial Band Pain
IT band pain is usually caused from tightness in the IT band or Vastus
Lateralis muscle. Other muscles can also pull on the IT band and you
may feel pain in your knee or up in your hip. The source of this
tightness is usually found in imbalances
in the hips, pelvis or feet. We’ll review your posture and help assess the actual cause of your pain.
Why Choose Athletic Edge?
We can help you! Since posture is often a contributing factor, we’ll
look at your biomechanics to help determine the cause of this painful
symptom. We will also explain when to use ice or heat and will provide
stretches and recommendations to help get you back to your sport.
You’ve likely used, or heard of, a foam roller and The Stick. Those
are a great start! But sometimes the foam roller and Stick can’t get
to the places our trained hands, elbows and thumbs can.
Our trained therapists will provide the right treatment for you, whether it's myofascial release, trigger point therapy, a series of muscle energy techniques, or active stretching and release.
In addition to working with many local athletes and professional
sports teams, the staff at Athletic Edge works in
conjunction with doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists,
acupuncturists and other health care professionals to provide our
clients with the highest level of care possible. We have treated
everything from pulled muscles, whiplash and joint pain to scoliosis,
carpal tunnel syndrome and severe nerve pain.