Physical Therapy clinic Lakewood, CO 80226
Expert Physical Therapy and Medical Massage Therapy Care in Lakewood / Denver
325 South Teller Street
Lakewood, CO 80226
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Do You Have Pain On The Outside of Your Knee? You May Have Iliotibial Band Syndrome.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome Pain Relief

What is Iliotibial band Syndrome?The iIliotibial (IT) band is a thick connective tissue that runs from the outside of your hip to the outside of your Knee. The outside of your thigh bone at the knee has a slight bump (Gerdy’s Tuberce). Iliotibial band syndrome is caused by excessive friction of the iliotibial band over as it slides over this bump during repetitive bending and straightening of the knee resulting in friction and irritation.  This problem is often associated with running, cycling or walking long distances.

What Mechanical Factors Contribute to IT band syndrome?

Excessive flattening of the feet when walking or running.Weak hip muscles causing excessive rotation of the hip.“Bow legged” knees.Tight calf muscles.Tight iliotibial band.Riding a bicycle with a seat that is too high.

What is The Preferred Treatment of Iliotibial Band Syndrome?

IceRestAnti-inflmmatories (check with your physician first)Orthotics to correct flattening of the feetExercises to correct muscle imbalances of the hip and stretch the tight IT bandCyclists proper bike fit

If you have more questions about iliotibial band syndrome please do not hesitate to contact us. If you live in the Denver or Lakewood, CO area and would like effective treatment of this problem call us at (303) 274-2404 or email us here >>

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Medial Knee Pain

Medial knee pain can be caused by many things.  Problems in the knee itself can be the source of pain, but frequently, flat feet or hip weakness can place abnormal stress on the medial knee, which will lead to knee pain and dysfunction. 

If you are experiencing pain on the medial knee, schedule an appointment with your physical therapist to get a complete evaluation of your posture and strength to best determine what is causing your knee pain.

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Plantar Fasciitis treatment

Plantar Fasciitis Pain Treatment

Plantarfasciitis is one of the most common causes of pain on the bottom of the foot.  Plantarfasciitis is the inflammation of the ligament that runs along the arch of the foot.  Over two million Americans are affected by plantarfasciitis.  Sufferers experience intense burning pain in the heel or anywhere along the bottom of the foot.  Plantar fasciitis pain is the most severe in the morning.  If your foot first steps of the day are the most painful, you could be experiencing plantarfasciitis. 

Effective treatment consists of icing the foot, stretching the surrounding tight structures, a proper foot evaluation, strengthening exercises, if indicated and splinting or taping in severe cases.  If you think your foot pain could be caused by plantarfasciitis, schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists to begin treatment.

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