INJURY PREVENTION

ITB (Iliotibial Band)

The ITB is a tough fibrous tendon that runs from the top of the outside of the hip to below the outside of the knee and is important to the tracking of the knee while running.


Too much tension in the ITB can cause pain on the outside of the knee and can be as a result of; leg length issues, tight hamstrings, foot mechanics, footwear and muscle imbalances.



How Profeet can help:

1
BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS

runner's knee analysis

During analysis we will look for biomechanical issues such as foot motion and the tracking of the knees.

2
CUSTOM INSOLES

runner's knee - custom insoles

Will help stabilise the foot and knee and help reduce the tension along the band that adds to rubbing and leads to inflammation about the knee.

3
FOOTWEAR

footwear

The wrong footwear in terms of function can directly influence ITB syndrome. Shoes with too much support or not enough support, will affect the alignment and tracking of the knee and therefore tension in the ITB. The correct footwear is key to reducing the effect of ITB syndrome or reducing the risk of getting it.

4
EXERCISES

runner's knee - exercises

Strength and stability around the hip can help reduce tension in the ITB.

 

 


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PROFEET LIMITED
867-869 Fulham Road
London SW6 5HP

APPOINTMENTS
call 020 7736 0046
email info@profeet.co.uk

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