Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

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This condition is a painful inflammation of the iliotibial band, a thick, tendon-like portion of a muscle that travels from the hip down the outer side of the thigh to the knee. ITBS results in pain, aggravated by activity, that is usually felt on the outer side of the knee.

What is iliotibial band syndrome?

This detailed video describes iliotibial band syndrome, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment depends on the severity of your symptoms. If the inflammation is mild, you may be able to treat it with rest, stretches and medications. In very severe cases, the iliotibial band can be released with surgery. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that's right for you.