has attachments at the origin from three different muscles: the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and vastuslateralis, it then crosses the knee and goes into the shin. functions:(outward movement) of the thigh. If surrounding muscles are weak can cause injury.
the iliopsoas, rectus femoris, sartorius, tensor fasciae latae, and the pectineus. If spent time sitting a lot with hips pushed forward can tighten and weaken muscles and cause problems.
Found in hiking cycling running walking. responsible about one in twenty lower limb injuries in long-distance runners,
the “other” runner’s knee injury; location of pain
Athletic injury it and hip flexor
IT Band/HipFlexorAll about the injury
• Iliotibial Band (IT Band)• Starts at hip, runs down into the shin• Functions are to assist in hip abduction and stabilize lateral side of knee.• Very weakIT Bandwww.rice.edu
• Many muscles make up group• located on the anterior side of the hip joint• As implied, causes hip to flex, and connects legs to pelvis• Also very weakHip Flexor
• Overuse injury• Runners injury, yet found in other exercises• Just as common as ankle sprains• “The perception of movement of the ITB across the epicondyle is an illusion.”Causes
• ITBS Symptoms • Knee Pain/ Hip Pain • Irritation when heel strikes or using stairs • Weakness in Quadriceps and Hamstrings• Hip flexor • Sharp and dull pain in hip joint • Pain in lower back or ThighSymptoms