IT Band Exercises
IT Band syndrome can be very painful, resulting in a loss of desire to participate in physical activities that require the use of the injured leg. The good news is that at Medi-Dyne, we offer solutions for IT Band syndrome. IT Band exercises and stretches are an important part of any recovery routine. When participating in IT Band stretches and exercises, remember to take some time to give the injured area a good massage in order to further the recovery process along. The RangeRoller™ will help to relieve the fatigue, tension, muscle pain, and soreness that come along with IT Band syndrome during IT Band exercises.
IT Band Stretches
Some of the IT Band stretches we recommend at Medi-Dyne include:
- ProStretch™ – Place the foot of the injured leg securely in the ProStretch™ Plus. With the other foot, take a large step back and place the foot flat on the ground. Slowly and slightly bend the knee in the ProStretch™, while keeping the other leg straight, as well as the back. Gently push outward with your chest until you feel a good stretch to the IT Band. Hold for 30 seconds, release, and repeat twice.
- Crossover Stretch – Lay on your side, with the uninjured leg against the ground. Prop yourself up on your elbow. Pull the foot of the injured leg back towards the buttocks. Cross the foot of the uninjured leg over the injured knee and push down. Hold for 30 seconds, then release.
- Standing Crossover – In a standing position, cross the injured leg back behind the other leg. Slightly bend the uninjured leg so that your feet will rest side by side. Bend at the waist and reach your hands toward the ankle of the injured leg. Hold for 30 seconds, then release.
Get Started Today
Get started with your IT Band exercises and stretches today by calling Medi-Dyne for the most innovative products in the industry. Contact us at 800.810.1740 or 817-251-8660.