Another effective exercise you can do for upper IT Band tightness is to roll on a foam cylinder. This provides a similar result to the accupressure. These rolls should be done several times a week. Start with 5 movements up and back and gradually work up to at least 10. If you feel pain when you do this exercise, it means the IT Band is still tight and you should continue working on it. Lessen the pressure on your leg by using your hands or the opposite foot flexed as shown in the video. Some mild discomfort is okay, but real pain should be avoided.