Patient Comments: Iliotibial Band Syndrome - Treatment

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What was the treatment for your IT band syndrome? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Donna, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

The treatment for my iliotibial band syndrome was steroid injections at lateral hip and knee, ice, rest, and stretching.

Comment from: Kansaigurl, Female (Patient) Published: October 03

I absolutely believe in the 'ice, elevate, stretching and massage for iliotibial (IT) band syndrome. But I will tell you something I found amazing. I discovered magnesium! This has been an incredible help and relief. It helped so much more than what naproxen has ever done for me. Magnesium relieved the muscle tension in my IT band. My job is extremely physical and every step was pain. I took Jamieson brand effervescent tablets (200 mg) magnesium tablets in a glass of water every morning and saw 4 day results more than physiotherapy ever gave me back. Please give this a try. It may not work for everyone but it's scientifically a very good proactive idea and gave me sudden relief after months of suffering. Cheers.

Comment from: jakke, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 02

The best way of treating IT (iliotibial) band syndrome is to restore the optimal hip position. The most important cause is the imbalance of hip muscles. I found the best way of correcting this problem is training one of the most important muscles, the latissimus dorsi. I got rid of all my symptoms by simply doing pull ups. No more painful stretch exercises, just get yourself a pull up bar, mount it at your door and start pulling. It's easy, cheap and you can hardly do it wrong. It's excellent for training functional strength and your core stability muscles.

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