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ITB Syndrome

The IT (Iliotibial) Band is connective tissue that runs from the hip to the knee on the outer part of the thigh.

When this band becomes tight, or unable to glide as freely, it can trigger pain at the hip or knee. This is very common in runners and cyclists due to repetitive straightening and bending of the knee.

When the structures become inflamed and irritated, this can cause pain while squatting, sitting or standing for a prolonged time, climbing, or kneeling. Some will feel "snapping" over the knee as it bends, sharp or stabbing pain, at the hip or knee, tightness, or pain following activity.

If you believe you are dealing with ITB syndrome, a thorough evaluation by a Physical Therapist can help you confirm this or rule out other lower extremity conditions.

By improving you strength, mobility, flexibility, endurance, and movement quality, you can alleviate ITB pain and continue participating in the activities you love.

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