|If you spend a lot of time running or bicycling, you may be all too familiar with Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). This injury is the second most common cause of knee pain for runners and is often seen in cyclists as well.
The iliotibial band is a band of tissue extending from the hip to the outside of the shin, just below the knee. It works in conjunction with leg muscles to support and stabilize the knee.
Your doctor at Chiropractic for Life uses several tools to diagnose and relieve ITBS. By correcting alignment of the spine and pelvis, chiropractic adjustments often bring immediate relief from a number of musculoskeletal complaints.
Regular chiropractic care is also fundamental to preventing ITBS and other musculoskeletal injuries. This is especially true for runners and other athletes, whether elite or amateur. Chiropractic helps keep the body in peak condition by monitoring and adjusting the alignment of the spine, as well as detecting injuries early before they become serious.
Fortunately, with proper care, you can recover from ITBS and return to your normal exercise routine.Dr. Barbara Smith