Iliotibial Band Syndrome
What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome?
Common symptoms of ITBS include a sharp pain in the lateral aspect of the knee with activity, that may radiate into the lateral thigh or calf – this pain worsens with activities such as running or walking down stairs. There may be an audible ‘snapping’ sensation when the knee bends due to the ITB flicking over a bony tubercle. Abnormal kinetics of the lower extremity, and muscle weakness specifically in the hip abductors and changes/ increase in training have been suggested as predisposing factors to ITBS. A link has also been found between landing with less knee flexion on initial contact with the ground whilst running.