You can beat Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome and keep exercisng with a support that moves with you and provides comfortable protection against the stresses that aggravate the iliotibial band.
ITB Syndrome presents as pain on the outside of the knee during and after running or walking. Your knee may be pain free at the start of a run but the pain can then come on quickly as the run progresses. There is often, but not always, swelling at the knee joint associated with the pain.
ITB Syndrome occurs when the iliotibial band becomes irritated and inflamed as a result of catching on the bone as the knee bends repeatedly. As the band becomes inflamed it swells and consequently catches more. ITB Syndrome can affect anyone, regardless of experience or ability.
As with any form of inflammation, ice therapy can reduce both swelling and pain and should be used on the affected area after exercise. An Active650 ITB support can help reduce the swelling with compression.
In order to prevent the irritation of the iliotibial band an Active650 ITB support cradles the band and helps reduce the catching. It also provides support to the area and greatly reduces the stresses to all the soft tissue around the top of the knee joint. This serves to reduce the pain from existing ITB Syndrome, allows a faster return to exercise and can prevent further episodes of ITB Syndrome in the future.