IT Band Syndrome
The iliotibial band (ITB) is essential for knee stability and movement. When it becomes overused, it can become tight or inflamed. This results in a condition known as IT band syndrome. Runners who continue to train or compete without addressing the underlying issue causing IT band syndrome may experience prolonged hip pain and instability.
The condition typically arises from overuse of the IT band in running activities. However, some runners are prone to this type of injury due to improper running techniques or poor footwear. Women are also more likely to suffer from IT band syndrome than men.
You will likely experience pain symptoms that are similar to those of a lateral meniscus tear. However, IT band syndrome does not result in swelling around the knee. Inflammation does not typically show up in x-rays, although it is possible to note the expansion of the IT band in MRI images.
Specialist Diagnosis & Treatment of ITB Syndrome
Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds can provide an accurate diagnosis of ITB syndrome. In order to benefit from the most appropriate treatment and advice, it is important to ensure your diagnosis is correct. ITB syndrome is often misdiagnosed, leading to prolonged suffering for the patient.
At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, our team of specialists concentrates on noninvasive treatments as a primary option for ITB syndrome. We want to ensure that you recover quickly so you can get back to doing what you love, with a reduced risk of injury recurrence. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are committed to making treatments effective, affordable and tailored to your lifestyle.
For further advice on relief from IT band syndrome in California, reach out to the experts at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. Book an appointment today to set yourself on the road to recovery.