Monday, 17 March 2014

Iliotibial band syndrome, what is it and how do you treat it

What is Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)
ITBS is a common injury amongst runners[1] and occurs when excessive irritation causes pain on the outside part of the knee. The iliotibial band is a type of soft tissue that runs along the side of the thigh from the hip to the top of the shin, just below the knee. As it nears the knee, its shape thickens, as it crosses a prominent area of the thigh bone (femur), called the lateral femoral condyle. Near the hip, the iliotibial band attaches to two important hip muscles, the Gluteus Maximus and the Tensor Fascia Latae.