What is IT Band Syndrome In Cycling?

Tyler Dumont, physiotherapist, discusses What is IT Band Syndrome In Cycling?-

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Tyler Dumont, physiotherapist, discusses What is IT Band Syndrome In Cycling?-
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Tyler Dumont, physiotherapist,
Duration: 1 minute

Iliotibial band syndrome is a condition where people develop sharp lateral knee pain on the outside of their knee.

There is a group of muscles in the outside of your hip that connect to a big long band that goes down the outside of your knee. That band rubs over little bony prominence as you go through that pedaling stroke. If that's tight or in the wrong position, with enough repetition that can get quite painful.

Think about riding for an hour at 90 rpm, that's roughly 5,400 pedal strokes and that band is going back and forth over and over. If there is some fault in the position of the bike and some fault in the person's body, flexibility or muscle imbalances can trigger the problem.

If you have questions about illiotibial band syndrome, contact a local physiotherapist.

Presenter: Mr. Tyler Dumont, Physiotherapist, Surrey, BC

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This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.