Aug 28, 2014
Iliotibial band (ITB) Friction syndrome if one of the most common causes of lateral (outside) knee pain that we see, especially in runners.
The ITB is a band of connective tissue that spans the length of the outer thigh. It originates up at the hip from another structure called the TFL (tensor fascia lata) and inserts onto the tibia just below the knee.
ITB friction occurs when the ITB gets tight & inflamed and begins to rub over the lateral femoral condyle on the outside of the knee joint producing acute pain in this area.
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