14 Jul 026. Lateral Knee Pain and IT Band Problems? It’s Time To Do More Than Roll Your IT Band!
This is a very informative episode and one not to miss if you’ve ever experienced any issues with IT band tightness or have felt any sort of knee pain. The common solution for people is to grab a foam roller and roll out the IT band, but this approach is very broad. IT band tightness is being caused by something else, so Andrew explains in this episode how to address these issues from a multi-faceted approach. Why is the IT band tight? What causes this issue?
Andrew goes into depth about the function of the IT band, which is a thickening of fascia that works as connective tissue, working to stabilize the hips and the knees. The IT band connects to the hip musculature and complements the workload of the glutes. Andrew describes what contributes to IT band tightness and how to address the actual cause. For example, dysfunctional movement, a change in equipment, and core imbalances can all be contributing factors to this issue. Tune in and learn more about the functions of this highly important connective tissue, the ways that it supports other joints and muscle groups, and how you can use this information to train more effectively. Enjoy this episode!