Are you suffering from knee pain?

Are you suffering from knee pain?

If you are experiencing pain at the outside of your knee or hip and you are a cyclist or a runner, there’s a very high chance it could be a condition called iliotibial band syndrome.
Iliotibial band syndrome(ITB) presents as a sharp pain at the outside of your knee or hip, often worse when running down inclines. It is very common to runners and cyclists and a frequent sports injury treated at Graeme Danziger Physiotherapy.
The cause of ITB is usually linked to one of four contributing factors:
  • Biomechanics of the lower leg
  • Footwear
  • Hip and buttock weakness
  • Overuse and tightness
What can you do?
  1. Make sure that you have the right shoes which give adequate support to your foot
  2. Hip biomechanics affect your knee. Weakness of the gluteus medius around your hip puts strain on your iliotibial band and knee. One needs to build up strength of the gluts.
  3. Myofascial release of tight muscles and fascia. One needs to stretch and see a physiotherapist.
A physiotherapy session at Graeme Danziger physiotherapy in Hout Bay would provide you with an individual profile of your muscle system. It would identify the cause of your knee pain and I would provide you with an individualised treatment and exercise programme.
Hands on treatment would include massage, myofacial release, dry needling, stretches and ultrasound.