Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a knee problem seen in runners, hikers, cyclers and weightlifters and is more commonly known as Runner’s Knee. You may experience a sharp tingling just above the knee joint or swelling up to your lower thigh. The pain will be felt when your foot strikes the ground.
The best way to treat Runner’s Knee is to avoid weight bearing, apply ice packs, use an elastic bandage around the knee and keep it elevated. When the pain and inflammation is reduced your physiotherapist can help you to regain a wide range of motion in the area.
If you have been affected by Runner’s Knee your physio will also look at exercises to strengthen your gluteals (muscles around your bottom) and may also refer you to an orthopedic shoe specialist for insoles so that your body is aligned properly when you move.
Are you or someone you know suffering from Runner’s Knee? Our physiotherapists can see you in your home and we can set up an initial appointment within 24 hours. For more information and contact details please visit our local Physiocomestoyou page.