Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010 by Kyle Naylor
The iliotibial band (IT band) is a long flat tendon on the outside (lateral side) of the hip, thigh, and knee. The iliotibial band slides over the bump (lateral epicondyle) on the outside of the knee when the knee is bent. Iliotibial band syndrome, also called IT band friction syndrome, is an overuse injury caused by excessive friction between the IT band and lateral femoral epicondyle. Nonsurgical treatment is almost always successful.
Health and Fitness / Pain Management