While we gear up into the full speed of running season, we have to remember to always put our health first. We get it! – Accidents and injuries do happen but the good news is we’re here to help. Keep reading for tips from our Chiropractic Physical Medicine team on how to prevent and learn more about some of the most common running injuries!

Watch the video below for tips on how to avoid IT Band Syndrome with Dr. Raqaq Alebiosu, DC, our Deerfield Chiropractic Physician.



What is IT Band Syndrome?

liotibial band syndrome (also known as: IT band syndrome, ITB syndrome, or ITBS) is one of the most common overuse injuries among runners. It occurs when the iliotibial band-a thick band of connective tissue that runs from the outside of your hip to the outside of the knee-is tight or inflamed.

Some key markers that you may be developing IT Band Syndrome are tightness in ITB, outside hip and knee pain, exacerbated with repetitive movements during and at the end of runs.

Prevention for IT Band Syndrome

  • Check integrity of IT Band, our Chiropractic Physical Medicine team is here for you for!
  • Focus on hip stability with myofascial release along the  ITB length  using a lacrosse ball or foam roll.
  • Some exercise for prevention are bridges for glut activation.


About Chiropractic Physical Medicine

Chiropractic Care is a safe, non-invasive course of treatment that can be used as a first line of defense against pain. At Aligned Modern Health, Chiropractic Care is about finding the correct diagnosis and treating the root cause. Our Chicago Chiropractors take pride in helping each patient progressively achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. Whether you’re an endurance athlete, a new or expectant mom, someone who works long hours at a desk job, or anyone in between, it’s our mission to ensure that you can live with less pain, prevent further injury or reoccurrence, and continue to enjoy everything you love.


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