Do You Have Iliotibial or IT Band Pain?
Do you suffer from pain in your Iliotibial or IT band? You’re likely an athlete whose sport includes a lot of running or hiking. Cyclists and climbers can also have symptoms here as well. This painful symptom can actually affect many different athletes.
Massage Therapy Can Help!
At Boulder Therapeutics, we understand that your IT band pain can be extremely uncomfortable and mentally challenging…and we’re here to help! Our massage therapists are skilled in injury rehab, sports massage and pain relief.
Causes of Iliotibial Band Pain
IT band pain is usually caused from tightness in the IT band or in one of the muscles of the hip or pelvis that attach to this thick band of fascia. The Vastus Lateralis muscle, TFL or one of your Gluteals or deep hip rotators can pull on the IT band and cause an imbalance. Other muscles can also pull on the IT band and you may feel pain in your knee or up into your hip. The source of this tightness is usually found in imbalances in the hips, pelvis or feet. We’ll review your posture and help assess the actual cause of your pain.
Why Choose Boulder Therapeutics?
We can help you! Since posture is often a contributing factor, we’ll look at your biomechanics to help determine the cause of this painful symptom. We will also explain when to use ice or heat and will provide stretches & recommendations to help get you back to your sport. You’ve likely used, or heard of, a foam roller & The Stick. Those are a great start! But sometimes the foam roller & Stick can’t get to the places our trained hands, elbows and thumbs can.
In addition to working with many local athletes & professional sports teams since 1999, the staff at Boulder Therapeutics works in conjunction with doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists and other health care professionals to provide our clients with the highest level of care possible. We have treated everything from pulled muscles, whiplash and joint pain to scoliosis, carpal tunnel syndrome and severe nerve pain.