Failure to Adduct the hip in symptomatic runners with iliotibial band syndrome.

This is an interesting finding. They took symptomatic iliotibial band runners and looked at the hip adduction as they fatigued. When they found was not what one might initially expect, meaning more hip adduction because of the fatigue. Instead, they found was that when exerted, the female subjects independently modify their running gait to decrease hip adduction, potentially as a result of pain....... they compensated to protect. Not earth shattering, but support for the neuroprotective biomechanical mechanisms. This is how we all find a way to keep going, we find away around the problem. The problem here is that by the time they come to see us for care, we may be hearing of the next level of compensatory break down, and not the primary issue.