Lateral Knee Pain Glenunga, 5064 (Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome)
What is ITB Friction Syndrome?
- Is there a sharp, throbbing or burning on the outside of your knee when you run?
- Does it hurt more when you go upstairs or run downhill?
- Is there swelling around your knees?
Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS) is in the top 5 most common running injuries we see at SA Running Injury Clinic. It is an inflammation due to irritation of the Iliotibial Band (ITB) against the outside thigh bone (femur).
This irritation and subsequent inflammation at the outside knee is caused by:
- Weak hip and gluteal (buttock) muscles
- Outer thigh, hamstring and calf muscle tight
- Your foot pronates (rolls in/flat feet)
- Previous lower back or pelvic injury
- Poor running footwear choices
- Poor running technique
- Excessive hill running
Treatment for ITB Friction Syndrome near Glenunga
ITBFS can be a serious problem for you and can put you months behind in your training. It’s a nasty condition and one that needs to be treated fast once it presents or ideally prevented in the first place. Often our patients report they are running for a few kilometers or hit half-time in a game and that outside knee pain builds up and they can’t keep going anymore. It will be a major issue and will ruin your training plans if you don’t act early.
At SA Running Injury Clinic we have a 7 part program:
- Stretching / Massage / Dry Needling regime for those tight muscles
- Strengthening Program for those weak muscles
- Assess previous lower back / pelvic injury
- Address any poor foot biomechanics (walking, running) patterns with custom orthotics
- Advise of specific sneaker models appropriate to your specific foot profile
- Gait Retraining and Improvement Running Technique
- Modify Your Running/Training Program
Manage your ITB Friction Syndrome with SA Running Injury Clinic
You can book an appointment at SA Running Injury Clinic Online or over the phone. Please note we have two clinics.
Call SA Running Injury Clinic, North Adelaide : 8239 1022
Call SA Running Injury Clinic, Eastwood : 8357 0700