Iliotibial band syndrome

Overview

Iliotibial band syndrome is a painful knee condition. It occurs when the connective tissue (ligament) extending from the pelvic bone to the shinbone becomes so tight that it rubs against the thighbone. Distance runners are especially susceptible to it.

Treatments

Physical therapy, and sometimes corticosteroid injections or surgery, may help.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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