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WHAT IS IT? The IT band – the Iliotibial band – is a thick fibrous band (not a muscle) that starts at your hipbone and runs down the outside of your leg where it attaches just below the knee. It is also attaches to the gluteal muscles and the tensor fascia latae, which is the muscle that moves your leg forward. One of the IT band’s jobs is to provide stability during walking or running and controlling knee movement.
WHAT CAUSES IT BAND SYNDROME? IT Band Syndrome is when this ligament band becomes inflamed or tight. The band narrows as it reaches the knee and it can become inflamed if rubbing occurs between the bone and the band. Those who have this injury will normally experience pain around the knee joint and sometimes on the outside of the thigh. Overuse is the main cause and any movement that causes the leg to repeatedly turn inward is going to put stress on the IT band such as running on a decline, or a weak or out of position pelvis. If the ligament is tight, it’s not going to be doing its job properly which is going to create pain around your knees.
HOW CAN ENERTOR INSOLES HELP?
- 44% shock absorption – all Enertor insoles offer more shock absorption than any other insole– reducing stress on the knee joint and IT Band.
- Improved lower limb alignment – Enertor Performance insole’s contoured cushioning and control chassis help to reduce tibia and femur rotation so the IT Band does not become stretched and reduces stress on the knee joint.
Whilst Enertor has over 18 years Orthotics experience, our website is provided for informational purposes only and it is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical advice. Enertor advises anyone with an injury to seek their own medical advice.