IT Band Physical Therapy

The ortho recommended surgery on my knee and instead I hoped I could avoid surgery with PT. Now I’m back to running without pain and I am amazed by my recovery. I have Sabrina and her commitment to my treatment and progress to thank for that.

– David F.

After a few weeks of doing the exercises and up to not I have not experienced knee pain and have been able to slowly increase activity. I hope to continue on this path and will be forever grateful for Jason and the advice and guidance provided. Also, Nikki was very helpful not only in clinic but in figuring out my insurance situation, as I know nothing of that world. It was a great experience and I am so thankful for my knee to not be hurting.

– Matt S.

After a handful of months trying to deal with an IT band injury on my own and not getting any healthier I decided physical therapy was the answer. … I’m so glad I did- within one session I was not only given the tools to heal myself on my own, but was also treated by Therapydia’s wonderful staff.

– Julia M.

What’s Causing Your IT Band Pain?

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is an overuse injury most common in runners and bicyclists. ITBS causes can be multifactorial including poor mechanics and form, lack of flexibility in the low back, pelvis hips and knees or muscle imbalances in the body. Your IT Band is runs down the outside of your hip down to the knees. When your IT bands rubs against the outside of the knee joint when the knee flexes and extends, inflammation and pain will occur.

Signs & Symptoms

    ITBS is commonly mistaken as a knee injury because it occurs on the outside of the knee and swelling occurs around the knee. If you bend your knee and rotate it inwards to 45 degrees, if you feel pain on the outside of your knee, you have ITBS. If ITBS is ignored, inflammation will continue, along with potential scarring, leading to decreased knee range of motion and pain.

    With ITBS, you have be experiencing:

    • Pain on the outside of the knee
    • Swelling
    • Tenderness

Why Physical Therapy

    Your IT band issue may be caused by weak hip muscles or poor foot biomechanics, such as leg or foot inward rotation leading to friction on your IT band. During your first visit, your physical therapist will do a full examination of your low back, legs, hips knees and ankles to pinpoint potential causes of IT band pain.

    • Manual therapy: Hands-on techniques to remove restrictions and improve range of motion. Trigger points may be present in glutes and hips.
    • Custom exercises: Strengthening and mobility exercises to develop more efficient movement patterns the IT pain to treat chronic inflammation.
    • Sports-specific movement analysis: Retrain your movement patterns during your sport such as running form to prevent re-injury

About Therapydia

Better Physical Therapy Experience

At Therapydia, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on IT band treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. With our manual therapy techniques and custom exercise programs, we’ll help you strengthen your hip musculature and correct your mechanics to get rid of your IT band/outer knee pain. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries.
Best of all, you’re covered. Oregon is a Direct Access state, meaning you can see a physical therapist without a doctor’s prescription. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash payments.

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