What is IT Band Syndrome?
The IT band (iliotibial band) runs along the outer leg and travels from the hip to the knee. The problem is often called IT Band Syndrome, but this does not give us any information why it occurs. Most people self treat with foam rollers and other soft tissue work on this area with little relief. Why are they unsuccessful? They are not addressing the CAUSE of the problem, but only treating a single impairment.
When does IT Band tightness typically occur?
Tightness along the outer leg is commonly felt after running, doing squats, going up stairs.
Why does IT Band tightness occur?