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.
It is scientifically proven that exercise can improve depression and generally make people happier. After an injury, it is difficult to be on the move. It is difficult to exercise and often, we end up coach-ridden for weeks at a time. This lack of movement can lead to a poor mood and even depression in some people. The best way to avoid this is to make sure you are regularly moving your body and exercising even while injured.
Exercise is a proven method to increase happiness. At physical therapy, our patients get the chance to exercise while injured. If you have suffered an injury, physical therapy has many proven benefits.
You may be wondering why you have weak ankles. You may be wondering how to best heal your ankle sprain or you may be wondering what is the best way to prevent another ankle injury. The answer is a combination of rest and physical therapy.