A self adjusted versatile tendon strap used to reduce stress on the ITB (Ilio Tibial Band) on the outer side of the lower thigh and knee ( ITB friction syndrome – Runners Knee)
Who Should Use This?
ITB straps are commonly used by runners who suffer from ITB syndrome or other athletes with similar symptomatology. The Mueller ITB strap is suitable for male and female athletes from adolescence to late middle age.
ITB straps are often used in middle and long distance running. They can be used in high impact sports such as squash, tennis, basketball, 5-aside etc. but tends to be more less effective in fast moving activities.
How Does it Work?
As with all tendon straps, the Mueller ITB strap works by compressing the volume of the tendon decreasing the longitudinal forces placed upon them during muscular contraction and activity.
Sizing and Technical Information:
Physio Warehouse's therapists advise this brace for use by people mild to moderate symptoms but not for acutely inflamed and severely painful injuries which should be treated by a professional. ITB syndrome is difficult to manage and this brace can help in some (but not all) cases.
One size fits most with a minimum leg girth (just above the knee cap) of 11.5” – max 19”. It has a self adjusting Velcro mechanism.