Easy Yoga Poses For Seniors
• IT band injury most commonly begins as an ache on the outside of the knee during a workout or yoga pose.
• If the pain continues to grow, it can become quite painful, making it difficult to flex the knee.
• Sometimes the first sensation occurs at the beginning of a short yoga after a longer/harder workout. This is because the damage can occur without pain, but is felt when the area is used again.
• Mild pain cannot be reproduced by pressing on the area. A more severe injury is indicated when you feel pain by pressing on it.
• The knee may not hurt with daily activity, although it may hurt for a day or two after a strong episode.
• Once injured, the IT band often begins hurting gradually during workouts. Only more advanced cases hurt from the start.
• Biceps femoris pain is similar, but less likely to become strong and more likely to grow gradually. BF pain is more likely with everyday activity, is present at the start of workouts, and decreases during shorter workouts.
• The Iliotibial band is a thick strand of connective tissue that begins as a muscle at the outer hip, continues as a strap of connective tissue that runs down the outer thigh and connects to the outside of the knee. The pain on the outer knee is discussed here.
• The IT band is tough connective tissue. Its job is to stabilize the knee when the foot is on the ground. If the knee moves in or out, it is stressed.