INJECTION THERAPY FOR ILIOTIBIAL BAND (ITB) PAIN SYNDROME
What is Iliotibial band (ITB) friction Syndrome (runner’s knee)?
What are the sign and symptoms of Iliotibial band (ITB) friction Syndrome?
- Running and going downstairs causes sharp discomfort on the outside of the knee.
- The most typical source of pain is when the foot meets the ground, and it might last for a long time after that.
- When you squeeze the bone on the outside of the knee, it becomes tender.
Is there anything else that can cause (ITB) friction Syndrome?
- Pain in the patellofemoral (knee cap) joint
- Patella tendinopathy (jumper’s knee) Cartilage (meniscal) tear
- Bursitis of the pes anserine
- Knee osteoarthritis
Iliotibial band (ITB) friction Syndrome vs pain in the patellofemoral (knee cap) joint (PFJ)
ITB friction syndrome is a type of iliotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome that causes intense discomfort on the outside of the knee.Patellofemoral joint discomfort, on the other hand, generates more diffuse pain on the anterior (front) of the knee and is commonly described as “achy.”Running, especially downhill running, and walking downstairs increase ITB friction syndrome and patellofemoral joint pain, which are rarely associated with considerable edoema. When compared to ITB friction syndrome, patellofemoral joint pain is more related with clicking (known as ‘crepitus’) at the front of the knee. Lunging and squatting do not aggravate ITB friction syndrome, however these actions can exacerbate pain associated with patellofemoral knee joint pain.
How do you develop (ITB) friction Syndrome and what causes it?
Ultrasound-guided steroid injections can be particularly effective in treating iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITB syndrome). ITB syndrome affects many marathon and long-distance runners at some point during their training. The condition is frequently associated with significant levels of training miles, and is thus frequently seen when training for long distance events such as marathons, half marathons, and Iron Man races is tapered upward. This is a problem that many cyclists face as well.
ITB syndrome is caused by irritation of the iliotibial tract as it passes across the distal femur’s lateral epicondyle (outside) (thigh bone). A complete diagnostic and biomechanical analysis of the pelvis, hips, knees, and ankle during their main aggravating activity – commonly running or cycling – should be the first line of treatment. Physiotherapy can help you identify specific muscle deficiencies or restrictions in joint or soft tissue mobility (therapeutic exercise, tissue manipulation and rehabilitation). Even when such exacerbating variables have been addressed, individuals may still experience pain. In addition, patients may not have enough time before their event to adequately address all of these mechanical issues, which might take weeks to resolve.
Joint Injection’s experts are dual-trained, highly specialised physiotherapists and musculoskeletal sonographers with extensive experience diagnosing all knee disorders. We provide a ‘one-stop’ clinic, which means you’ll get an examination, a diagnostic ultrasound, and, if necessary, an ultrasound-guided injection.