What is iliotibial band stretch?

Iliotibial Band Stretch

Iliotibial band stretch

  1. Stand a few inches from a wall, with your affected hip toward the wall. If you are not steady on your feet, hold on to a chair or counter.
  2. Stand on the leg with the affected hip. Then cross your other leg in front of it.
  3. Let your affected hip drop out to the side of your body and against the wall. Then lean away from your affected hip until you feel a stretch. You can take the arm that's against the wall and raise it over your head as you lean away from your hip.
  4. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds.
  5. Repeat 2 to 4 times.
  6. It's a good idea to repeat these steps with your other hip.

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