Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
What is it?
Illiotibial band symdrome is one of the most common overuse injuries among runners. The IT Band (iliotibial band) is a large ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin and if irritated or inflamed can become very painful. It is typically aggravated with activity or movement such as running.
Pain most often felt on the outer side of the thigh just above the knee, but can be felt anywhere along the length of the band. Pain is usually worse with activity.
The best way to get rid of iliotibial band syndrome for good is to rest immediately. Giving yourself a break from the aggravating activity will prevent this condition from becoming chronic. Other options may include: ice, compression, elevation, stretching exercises, and anti-inflammatory medications.
If you are experiencing knee pain, weakness of the knee, swelling of the knee, or stiffness of the knee, give us a call 972-250-5700 or make an appointment now.