Physical Therapy Treatment for ITB Syndrome
IT (Iliotibial) band syndrome is a non-traumatic overuse injury that can result in pain at either the outside of the hip or knee. IT band syndrome is common in runners and endurance athletes.
Physical Therapy treatments include:
- Strengthening of the hip muscles to reduce tension on the IT band
- Joint and soft tissue mobilizations to address hip mobility and flexibility impairments
- Strategies for improved running form
- Dry needling to reduce pain
Hip labral tears occur when the labrum, a band of cartilage surrounding the hip joint, is irritated. Labral injuries can occur after trauma or as a result of repetitive stress to the hip joint.
Hip tendonitis can affect multiple tendons attaching to the hip. Although the term “tendinitis” indicates the presence of inflammation (“itis” means “inflamed”), newer research indicates that the main driver of tendon pain comes from non-inflammatory pathologies known as tendinopathies.
Hip impingement, medically referred to as Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), involves abnormal contact between the thigh bone (femur) and the hip socket (acetabulum).