What is up with your IT band, and your hip and knee?
IT band injury is very, very common with runners, and since it runs from the hip to knee, it is frequently disguised as a hip problem or a knee problem. When it is not properly taken care of, true problems with your hips, knees, and even lower legs and feet can set in as a consequence or compensation.
Most runners have experienced different degrees of IT band injury at least once during their active training.
So why is IT band injury so common? What is the relationship between the IT band and your hip and thigh muscles? Do you know whether or not your hip or knee pain is due to IT band problem? Do you know if your IT band problem is indirectly affecting your foot, plantar fasica, calf or achilles tendon?
Knee pain and hip pain are also very common with runners. While the problems may not be directly related to ITB problem, there is usually a strong bio-mechanical connection among them. IT band dysfunction is usually involved in knee and hip injuries to different degrees. What can you do to prevent it or help it? How can you utilize the uniqueness of IT band to make your a better runner, instead of being a victim?
Come to our meetup, get your questions answered, learn to prevent IT band injury, and learn to utilize the hidden power of IT band / Gluteus muscle complex to super charge your run!
Our New Running Meetup is scheduled for Saturday, March 17th.
The Fun and Practice begins at 9:00 AM and will go on until 10:15 AM
If you’re doing your long run, feel free to stop by after!