Can walking aggravate IT band?
The classic ITBS symptoms are just lateral knee pain when exercising, especially walking or running downhill. That’s enough to clinch a diagnosis for many people, but there’s definitely more to know: ITBS symptoms are most likely to crop up while going down—so trail runners & hikers are at the greatest risk.
What should I avoid with IT band pain?
This can include wearing worn-out shoes, running downhill or on banked surfaces, running too many track workouts in the same direction, or simply running too many miles. Unlike many overuse injuries, however, ITB pain afflicts seasoned runners almost as much as beginners.
What exercise is best for IT band injury?
- Foam Roll Your IT Band. Foam rolling can help increase tissue flexibility and increase blood flow to the area to aid in reducing inflammation.
- Hip Flexor Stretch.
- Side Lying Hip Abduction.
- Figure-4 Bridge.
- Glute Wall Press Isometric.
- Lateral Band Walks.
- Side Planks.