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Why does the IT Band become inflamed?

Most medical and sports professionals believe that this is due to inadequate stretching of the leg and the IT Band, at regular intervals, over time. This lack of stretching can lead to a shortening of the IT Band. When a person then calls upon this neglected, un-stretched sheath to perform a strenuous activity, the IT Band can react with fury.

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