IT Band Syndrome is a common injury for athletes. It occurs as the IT Band on the side of the hip tightens and places pressure on both the knee and the hip. Many people experience disabling knee pain and hip pain. Left untreated, this pain can reach the lower back and the feet.
Hip pain is often a result of muscle tightness and weakness. There may be tigthness or pain, whether it occurs in the hip or not, which causes the hip to overcompensate while walking. Sometimes, it is a hip injury that is causing pain and other times, it can simply be tight muscles, where the hip overcompensates for muscle weakness.
Physical Therapy improves and treats a wide range of hip disabilities. At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, our Howard Beach physical therapists focus on creating an individualized treatment plan that will not only alleviate much of your hip pain but also make the hip stronger and able to endure more rigorous activities.