|Here is what the KT Tap looked like.
Sorry for the bad picture, it is from my cell
and it is hard to take a picture of your own knee.
- Often times, IT band issues are related to weakness in certain muscles. Seeing a physical therapist can really help. They can access these weaknesses and show you exercises to strengthen those areas.
- Foam roll! One of the best ways to help reduce the tightness in the IT band is to consistently foam roll.
- This is a video on YouTube made by KT Tape, showing how to use their tape for IT band. You may want to try it, it may help you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f76B0j_bz5E
- My cousin, who is a physical therapist, has had great success with ASTYM both with her patients as well as personally. I would love to try it as it seems like a fantastic long term solution. There are no providers in my area, which I am super bummed about. Here is their site, so you can see if there is someone in your area. http://www.astym.com/Main
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