Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBS) is a common cause of lateral leg pain in runners, that’s why sometimes it is called the “runner’s knee“. The ilio-tibial band (ITB) is a thickened band of tissue that runs from your buttock along the outside of your thigh to your shin bone (tibia). It allows you to straighten your knee as well as move your hip out to the side. ITBS is caused by friction between the ITB and a bit of bone prominence at the lower end of your thigh bone (lateral femoral epicondyle).
ITBFS is an overuse injury. The ITB becomes inflamed because of repeated rubbing on the underlying thigh bone.
You are more likely to get ITBFS if you:
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