Application: Alleviates conditions of Iliotibial Band Syndrome.
How It Works: This IT Band Wrap provides targeted compression, stabilizing the Iliotibial tract and it absorbs stress to the area and reduces friction and rubbing of the femoral condyle.
Design Theory: The IT Band Wrap includes a compression pad which provides targeted compression. It is 2" wide and is made from UBL neoprene which is comfortable on the skin. Now with a NEW non-slip backing!
Small-Large (Up to 19”)
X-Large (19” +)
(Circumference measured 3” above top of knee cap)
Iliotibial Band Syndrome Medical Definition: Inflammation of the Iliotibial Band. (The lliotibial Band is a tough, fibrous tissue that runs from the hip to the outside of the knee).
Causes: Excessive pronation, leg length discrepancy, bowed legs, and lateral pelvic tilt may cause excessive stress to the Iliotibial Band. This, in turn, may cause a lateral pull on the patella, resulting in patellar subluxation as well as rubbing and irritation on the outside part of the knee.
Symptoms: Pain on the lateral side of the knee or lower thigh.
Recommended Treatment: R.I.C.E. - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. A special focus should be made to gently stretch the gluteal muscles and lateral quadriceps (outer thigh). Reduce activity to promote healing. Apply Ice for 10-15 minutes after each workout to reduce inflammation and pain. (If any skin irritation or adverse reaction occurs due to icing, see your medical doctor). A proper stretching routine is highly recommended pre and post workouts. As with any orthopedic injury, a consultation with a sports medicine professional is recommended.