Illiotibial Band Syndrome
Illiotibial (IT) Band Syndrome is a common injury for runners, cyclists, or people who are active in repetitive aerobic activities.
A band of fibrous tissue that runs downs the outside of the thigh, the illiotibial band provides stability to the knee and the hip, and helps prevent dislocation of these joints.
Pain in this area can arise when the tissue of this band overdevelops, tightens, and rubs across the hipbone or the outer part of the knee. A common symptom includes pain on the outside of the knee or hip, which can disrupt your daily routine or training regimen.
Often, patients are compensating for misalignment in the spine, putting undue stress on a hip or leg. Consequential pain develops from this unnatural function.