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Q: Stretching the Iliotibial band ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Stretching the Iliotibial band
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: portolavalley-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 24 Jun 2003 12:39 PDT
Expires: 24 Jul 2003 12:39 PDT
Question ID: 221252
what is the best way to stretch one's illiotibial band in order to
improve flexibility -- as quickly as possible?
Subject: Re: Stretching the Iliotibial band
Answered By: emjay-ga on 24 Jun 2003 13:05 PDT
Hi portolavalley,

As a runner, I've had some issues with our old friend the ITB. :)
There are a number of useful ITB stretches, but for quick and
effective injury prevention, injury relief, and increased flexibility,
I've found one in particular to be most effective. You can view a
photo and description at the following URL:


I use a modified version of this stretch, with the inside ankle
crossed in front of the outside ankle (it "deepens" the stretch).

For additional stretches, see the following:

Iliotibial band stretch

The KNEEGuru -- Iliotibial Band Stretch

Iliotibial Stretches

I used the following search string to find your answer:

"iliotibial band stretch"

Best of luck!

Subject: Re: Stretching the Iliotibial band
From: andrewxmp-ga on 24 Jun 2003 15:27 PDT
Can I reccomend getting yourself a Cho-pat knee band ( )?  All
I'll say is that I'm a serious runner, have had my fair share of leg
problems, but this has worked AMAZINGLY for actually a few different
related problems.

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