What Is IT Band Syndrome?

By james
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As we get older, our bodies gradually begin working less well. They will also experience wear and tear as they are used and this can lead to a number of problems. This includes problems with joints and tissues that help to keep our bodies together.

One of these problems is iliotibial band syndrome. It is a condition that can cause pain for the patient while also potentially limiting their mobility. It can usually be treated to at least help make things more comfortable for the patient. Here’s a closer look at what IT band syndrome is and what you can do to overcome it.

1. Connective Tissues

Our bodies are made up of a multitude of different parts that are connected to each other. These parts include organs that help with internal bodily functions, bone that helps to support our bodies, and muscle that provides strength and mobility. Being made up of different parts, it is necessary for everything to be held together firmly.

This is achieved thanks to a selection of tissues, called connective tissues, which includes ligaments, tendons, and fascia. These help to hold the body together, while also allowing for flexibility and other functions. These tissues are so effective at their job that we don’t usually notice that they are there.

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