Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is an overuse injury seen most commonly in distance runners and other athletes whose sports require a great degree of knee flexion. ITBS, sometimes called iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS), typically causes lateral knee pain that is insidious in onset. It is the most common cause of such knee pain in runners and accounts for up to 12% of running-related injuries. Diagnosis can be relatively straightforward, but ITBS is often very frustrating to treat, for both patients and clinicians.


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