AEROBICTRAINING FOR ATHLETES WITH ILIOTIBIAL BAND FRICTION SYNDROME WITH CONSIDERING OF ITS PATHOGENIC MECHANISM

  • Shinji Tomiyama
  • Sachio Usui
Keywords: ilotibial band friction syndrome, cycling, friction

Abstract

Iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) is caused by friction between iliotibial band (ITB) and lateral femoral epicondyle. Effective aerobic training for athletes with ITBFS has not yet been reported. The purpose of this study was to propose an aerobic exercise that does not apply load on the ITB. The study consisted of 10 uninjured men. We measured hip and knee joint flexion angle during pedaling bicycle ergometer under 3 saddle height conditions. As the saddle height was lowered, the hip and knee joint flexion angles increased. Under the low saddle height condition, the ITB did not slide over. This shows that pedaling exercise in low saddle condition can be special exercise, in which athlete can get enough training effects and yet it would put less burden on the ITB.
Published
2014-10-03