IT Band – 10 Tips To Prevent Friction Problems

IT Band
IT Band or the iliotibial band is connective tissue that you find on the outside thigh area, it connects your shin and hip and is also attached to your knee as a stabilizer and to help facilitate joint movement. Suffering an IT Band injury is a huge problem for many triathletes and runners and can cause a lot of pain, thus making running and general knee movement an unpleasant experience. When everything is working properly the IT Band smoothly rolls over the outside of your femur and is cushioned by a sort of pillow that is filled with fluid, so when you bend your knee you do not notice it. If you suffer from an injury to this area however, the movement will not be smooth and there will be…
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