Forums Lifting Leg pain while squatting under load/ it band?

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    • #71766
      AvatarFranck Louis-Marie
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      I have been experiencing pain on the outside of my leg an inch or two down from where the leg joins the hip. It’s really only heavy load while squating. Any ideas and how to get pain free?

    • #76867
      AvatarPatrick Thomas
      Participant

      Have someone take a look at your squat technique.
      You could have reached tissue tolerance for the deviations in technique.
      IT Band stuff can originate at the hip and just below.

      Are you addressing the area which is bothering you or the IT Band?
      Episode 61: IT Band Hell, And Help…
      Episode 142: Tight IT Band and Hip Flexor Fix: Runners?
      Pro Episode # 35 – MWod Pro-User Request Friday: The IT Band Primer
      Monday January 9,2017 IT Band
      Thursday, April 6th, 2017 – Hips   This hits the outside you mentioned

    • #76868
      AvatarFranck Louis-Marie
      Participant

      Thank you

    • #142308
      Avatarmaiello35
      Participant

      I am dealing with exactly this as well. It reaches down to the middle of my IT band and sometimes above the knee. Feels like I lose all my power coming out of the bottom of a squat. Really frustrating. @franck have you found any of those videos to help you?

    • #158701
      Kaitlin LyonsKaitlin Lyons
      Moderator

      Maiello35,
      Have you seen improvements in your situation?
      What have you been doing to address this?

    • #159536
      Avatarmaiello35
      Participant

      Hi Kaitlin, I have done the things recommended above a few times and some of the others I have found on the site. Including some low back work. It has helped but the pain is still there. One other thing I believed helped is switching to flat shoes for squatting instead of oly lifters.

    • #159913
      Kaitlin LyonsKaitlin Lyons
      Moderator

      Good to hear you are finding some improvement.
      Nice to hear you found changing to flat shoes for squatting has helped.

      Couple others to check out
      Thursday, May 31st, 2018 – Improve IT Band Pain
      Go to the Daily Maintenance scroll down to the 30:00 San Dimas.
      Have you voodoo banded musculature around the IT Band?
      Stay consistent for a week or so and see how it is. It didn’t get here in a day or two so it might take a few to resolve.

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