Mention the phrase ‘IT Band’ to a group of runners and you’re likely to get a room full of groans. IT band dysfunction is usually noticed when the lateral knee gets cranky. Quite often the foam roller takes the brunt of IT band attention, with variable results. The truth is, usually a misbehaving hip is the underlying cause of IT band pain. More specifically, weakness and/or tightness of the lateral hip muscles (tensor fascia latae, glut min, glut med) is often the root of the issue. So, in order to get on top of IT band issues, are we missing the mark by relying on the foam roller?
That’s the topic of today’s video, how to take care of the underlying factors for IT band pain. Please share with a friend and shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know how you like this video and what other topics you would like to see covered. Enjoy!