What is Iliotibial band syndrome?

 

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ITB syndrome is when there is discomfort or pain on the outside of the knees particularly in runners. The cause of the pain is commonly from repetitive friction from the sliding movement of the iliotibial band as the knee is bent particularly between 30 and 45 degrees.  The iliotibial band is a fibrous tissue that attaches to the femoral condyle at the knee. ITB syndrome falls under the category of repetitive trauma and overuse injury.

 

Causes

  • Under-activation of hip and gluteal muscles
  • Improper running shoes
  • Prolonged or endurance exercises
  • Uphill and downhill running

 

Treatment

Requires changing entire exercise routine-reducing or stopping running completely

Using soft tissue manipulation, stretching, strengthening and electrotherapy as indicated.

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