Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

Most common cause of lateral knee pain in runners

A sharp pain, with an increasing tightness on running

Noble et al 1980 found 84% of ITB was related to training error

Athletes often complain of pain with Stairs, Squats and Running.

Who gets ITBS?

Predominantly runners who have changed their running load, but also cyclists or rowers who suddenly change their training load.

It is especially common in runners who have increased their hill running.

It is more common in runners with a narrow stride width.

Athletes with weak hip muscles and those who run in a fatigued state are more likely to have ITBS.

What is it?

ITBS is caus