IT Band Pain

Related I.T. Band Pain

Athletes who spend a lot of time hiking, running, cycling, or climbing can most likely suffer from pain in your Iliotibial (or I.T.) band. I.T. band syndrome can cause quite a bit of pain and can strike anyone who follows a regular workout routine.

Here at Pathway Massage, we understand the pain and challenges that accompany I.T. band syndrome, and we want you to know that we’re here to help. Massage therapy can accelerate the healing process, help you deal with pain management, and restore function and mobility to help you get back to doing what you love.

Cause of I.T. Band Pain

The pain of I.T. band syndrome is most often caused by tightness in the band or in the muscles of the pelvis or hip that attach to the band. If the band is pulled or tightened, it can cause pain and immobility in the knee or the hip. The source of the tightness and pain is often found to be caused by an imbalance in the feet, hips, or pelvis.

Because posture can contribute to I.T. band pain, we’ll evaluate your biomechanics to help determine the exact cause of the pain. We will also work closely with your doctor or physical therapist to make sure you’re receiving the right amount of pressure and stretching during your massage therapy sessions.