Many runners suffer from IT Band Syndrome. The IT Band or Iliotibial Band runs down the side of your leg from the hip to the knee. Due to muscle tightness and weakness, the IT Band tightens leading to pain in the hips, pain in the knee, and spasms in the IT Band. This injury lowers one’s quality of life and causes a minor disability.
Hip Physical Therapy
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.