Question: I am a runner and I am experiencing
pain on the outside of my leg, can
physical therapy help?

Answer: Iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome is a common and painful
condition that affects many active individuals, especially distance
runners. This condition is characterized by pain on the outside of
the leg and into the lateral aspect of the knee. Running and activities
requiring knee bending and/or squatting become increasingly
difficult in IT band syndrome cases. However, an aggressive
physical therapy regimen including hip strengthening and soft
tissue mobilization can get you back to running pain-free soon! For
additional information, call STARS 367-6900.