Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?
- Pain on the outside of the knee or hip
- Snapping hip or knee pain associated with movement
- Pain that generally disappears as the leg is stretched and flexibility increases
- Pain in the knee that improves with rest.
The iliotibial band is composed of fibrous tissue that provides stability to the knee and hip and prevents dislocation. In this condition, the band may overdevelop, tighten, and rub across the hipbone or the outer part of the knee when bent or flexed. This condition can arise from repeated aerobic activity, and is particularly common in runners and cyclists.