Tight Iliotibial Bands


 

How it feels

Tight IT Bands, more correctly called Iliotibial Band Syndrome, can cause pain from the hip to below the knee.  Lateral Knee pain is the most common pain, and is a frequent complaint among runners.   The IT Band may become painful along the full length of the thigh, and is the most common source of a popping hip which may also cause pain in the region where the IT Band passes over the top of the femur.    
 

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Most IT Band Syndrome problems originate with an internal rotation of the lower extremity.  This increases tension in the IT Band, and may cause increased rubbing and inflammation in the regions where the IT Band passes over the lateral femoral condyle (knee end) and greater trochanter (top of femur). 

 


Tight IT bands usually hurt at the hip or knee.

How to eliminate the pain

Internal rotation of the leg can be caused by pelvic muscle imbalances, but is most frequently caused by hyperpronation.  When the foot hyperpronates, the inward collapse of the ankle causes the leg to rotate internally.  Reducing hyperpronation usually has an immediate effect on IT Band pain and popping of the hip. 

 

 

 

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Hyperpronation

If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from non-weight bearing (sitting with your feet on the ground) to weight bearing (standing).  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in (evert) as illustrated in the picture.  Even a small amount of hyperpronation can cause pain from tight IT bands.

 

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The Solution - Posture Control Insoles®

Posture Control Insoles® do something no other orthotics can do:  Posture Control Insoles® are the only foot orthotics that naturally reduce hyperpronation by using your own muscles. Instead of weakening your feet with arch supports, you build strength through natural motion.

Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms including IT band pain.

The insoles are guaranteed to work for you.  Trim and wear them for 90 days.  If they do not relieve your symptoms to your satisfaction, you may return them for a full refund including shipping and handling charges.  You can also call us - We'll be glad to help you troubleshoot. 

 

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Getting Started

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