Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome is a condition where you have pain and swelling in the lateral part of your knee. The iliotibial band is a band of fibers that runs along your outer thigh from the hip down to the knee. This band is injured by constant friction which mainly occurs in athletes and individuals that are frequently involved in knee-bending activities like running, cycling, long-distance walking...Etc.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome can be avoided by adopting correct techniques in practicing sports, properly warming up and stretching, and wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Symptoms
  • Joint pain

    • Knees

    • Rapidly developing

    • Severe


    Joint is sore to touch

    • Knee hurts when touched


    Popping sound at joints

    • At knee during movement

  • Risk factors
  • Long-distance running

    or Overuse of knee

    or Stop and go sports

  • Treatment
  • The treatment of Iliotibial Band Syndrome is a combination of rest, ice packing and pain-relief medications.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Iliotibial Band Syndrome, then a visit to an orthopedic surgeon is recommended.

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