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What Do You Know About Iliotibial Band Syndrome?

ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME-, Pro Physiotherapy, an online physiotherapist in Bangalore is a group of highly skilled physiotherapists providing treatment for various medical conditions of the knee. They specialize in treating patients suffering from Iliotibial Band Syndrome.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome.

An iliotibial band is a group of fibrous tissues at the outer part of the knee. It helps to stabilize the knee and hip during activities such as running or jumping. When the knee is repeatedly bent or twisted, it causes the iliotibial band to rub against the hip bone, leading to pain and inflammation. This condition is known as Iliotibial Band Syndrome. It is quite common in cyclists, runners, and people who indulge in aerobic activities.

Causes Of Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Activities that involve repeated inward turning of the legs
Wearing wrong sized shoes
Running excessively downhill or on rough surfaces
Inadequate warm-up
Over pronated feet
Overuse of the knee
Weak hip muscles

Symptoms Of Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Stinging or popping sensation in the knee
Numbness and tenderness
Swelling
Pain in the knee or hip
Pain improves with rest

Diagnosis Of Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The physiotherapist physically examines the knee and may inquire about the medical history of the patient. He may also suggest certain imaging tests, such as X-ray and MRI, to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment For Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Medications: The physician referred by Pro Physiotherapy may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications to offer relief from pain and swelling.

Physiotherapy:
RICE therapy: The patient may be advised to follow R.I.C.E therapy, which involves taking rest, applying ice packs to the affected area, compressing the knee, and elevating it above the heart level. This prevents the condition from worsening and promotes healing.
Specific therapy: The knee specialist physiotherapist may suggest the patient undergo therapy sessions. Under the supervision of a physiotherapist, may include controlled stretching and strengthening of the knee to improve joint flexibility as well as a range of motion.
Electrotherapy: The online physiotherapist may use one of these machines or two to reduce the pain and inflammation like ultrasonic therapy, IRR, Laser, IFT, TENS, SWD, etc.
Orthotics: Wearing comfortable and properly fitted shoes along with orthotics can be recommended to maintain a proper gait. This distributes the weight evenly and reduces pressure on the knee.
Surgery: If non-surgical treatments do not offer relief, surgery may be recommended. During the procedure, the knee surgeon may use an arthroscope to reduce the scarring around the iliotibial band or lengthen the tissue to prevent stretching. Post-surgery, the doctor may recommend rest and physical therapy for a faster recovery.

For treatment of Iliotibial Band Syndrome, visit Pro Physiotherapy, an online physiotherapist in Bangalore. To schedule an appointment with our knee physiotherapists, you can call at 89-510-22334

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