Inflammation of the iliotibial band near your hip joint causes Iliotibial Band Syndrome. Walking or running can be painful and cause inflammation, which can cause pain and limit mobility. Hip strengthening exercises can also help relieve pain in the Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) by strengthening your leg muscles and tendons to support more weight at rest and during activity.
You know how awful it is if you’ve ever had to suffer through a long-distance run.
You’re walking around all day, and then you’re running for hours at a time. But what if that wasn’t so bad? What if it was good for your body?
Well, that’s exactly what happens when you do hip-strengthening exercises. Runners and walkers can prevent knee injuries by strengthening their hip muscles and stabilizing the joints. And that is what we all want.
I’ve never felt more proud of my work in Iliotibial Band Syndrome than I do now. Looking at the programs I created and comparing them to the research, they are successful.
Also, due to the recent research, I’ve been forced to change what I do and add 16 new Iliotibial Band Syndrome targeted exercises to my program. But that doesn’t sadden me. I am a believer that one size does not fit all when it comes to performing Iliotibial Band Syndrome exercises. Each person has a unique problem, so we need to tailor the exercise program for each patient.
By studying the latest research on Iliotibial Band Syndrome, I have identified which exercises are most effective for each condition and patient—based on what they’re doing and how long they’ve been doing it. How many reps (or sets) they’re doing per exercise?
I know this kind of stuff might be pretty dull, but I’ve got to tell you—it’s essential. So let’s talk about the importance of hip strengthening for Iliotibial Band Syndrome.
Hip Strengthening Exercises
Hip strengthening exercises are one of the best ways to prevent or reduce the symptoms of Iliotibial Band Syndrome. The leading cause of the pain is a weakness of the hips, especially the legs. Liability of the quadriceps, gluteus maximus, and the abductor muscles in the hip, as well as tightness of the Iliotibial band itself, can cause pain in the knee. Correcting these issues can often alleviate the pain.
From the latest research, I’ve also discovered the number of people suffering from Iliotibial Band Syndrome is increasing despite the high technology and facilities we have at present. That’s why paying attention to your knee and hips is essential.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome is treatable, but it’s best to prevent it from happening in the first place. If you feel pain when bending your knees, try to visit a doctor immediately. In this blog, I’ll share with you the easiest and most effective ways to prevent and treat Iliotibial Band Syndrome by strengthening your hips.
Importance of Hip Strengthening for ITBS
Rick Kaselj, MS
P.P.S. – Here are a few other videos on Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) that may interest you: