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IT Band Syndrome Relief

IT band syndrome is a common sports injury that occurs when the iliotibial band, a ligament located on the outside of the thigh, becomes irritated and tight. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Kitchener and Waterloo can help.

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There are many causes of IT band syndrome

IT band syndrome occurs when the iliotibial band, a strip of tissue that traverses from the upper thigh to the tibia, becomes inflamed or irritated due to overuse or strain. Causes may include poor posture, running on an uneven surface, overuse in cycling or running exercise routines, and muscle imbalances throughout the hips and legs. The best way to tackle this condition and find relief is often through chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy. Massage therapy can also be helpful in reducing tension in the affected area to help promote mobility in the knee joint and reduce inflammation.

CARESPACE can help your IT band syndrome

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

IT band syndrome, or iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome, is a common and often persistent cause of lateral knee pain. It is caused by the thickening of the ITB muscle that runs from the hip to the outside of the knee, most often in runners, cyclists, and other athletes who regularly and rigorously exercise with repetitive motions on a regular basis. The tension and inflammation of the IT Band can cause intense discomfort at rest, during activity, or even while sleeping. Rest may provide temporary relief but normally a combination of stretching exercises, massage therapy, myofascial release, foam rolling techniques and strengthening exercises is necessary to reduce symptoms long-term.

IT band syndrome, also known as iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), is an overuse injury that can cause pain and discomfort along the outer side of the thigh and knee. The primary symptom of IT band syndrome is pain that radiates from the hip down the outside of the thigh. Other symptoms include difficulty with walking and running, reduced range of motion, tightness or stiffness along the affected area, soreness or tenderness to the touch, swelling in the knee area, and even a clicking sound when bending or straightening the leg.

Treatments for IT band syndrome vary depending on the severity of the condition. For mild cases, chiropractic adjustments can help align and restore proper mobility in the hip joint, which may improve symptoms. Physiotherapy can also be beneficial for strengthening supporting structures and providing exercises to restore balance and flexibility around the affected area. In more severe cases, where stretching fails to relieve tension in the IT band, massage therapy is recommended. Massage therapy, in combination with chiropractic treatments and physiotherapy exercises, can help reduce pain and restore proper form for optimal performance.

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Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can be effective treatment for your IT band syndrome. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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