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Friday, February 21, 2014

Got ITB issues?

Common gluteus minimus trigger point referral patterns

Often times when someone says they have "ITB issues", it's not so much that the iliotibial band (ITB) is at fault as it is it's a compensation for something else that's going on. And although there can be a lot of other possibilities to why the ITB can be affected, it can be as simple as some stubborn trigger points in the gluteus minimus muscle of the hip joint.

As you can see in the picture, the red areas represent the common referral pattern of a gluteus minimus trigger point (denoted by the "x") which coincides with the full length of the ITB.

Now you can simply treat the trigger point for some temporary relief (if that's what is causing your symptoms), but it's probably a better idea to address the movement pattern impairment that started the trigger point in the first place. One can think of a trigger point as the nervous system's way to create soft tissue stability in an unstable function.

Always a great idea to get assessed ;)

11 comments:

Five Dock physiotherapist said...

No, I did not get it. But whatever experiences you have shared will surely be handy for me if I will face such problem. Thanks for advising.

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