Why should I do the iliotibial-band stretch exercise?

The IT band stretch is great, especially if you’re runner. The IT band runs from the top of the thigh, and crosses the knee to attach on the inside of the lower leg. Often, the IT band becomes tight from running OR walking. Not addressed, this leads to altered movement, which can later lead to pain, discomfort, or even injury.

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