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ITB Syndrome running injuries
15th February 2019

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

ITB Syndrome (Iliotibial friction syndrome) is one of the most common causes of “Runner’s Knee” and can account for up to 22% of overuse injuries in runners. Being an overuse injury, it is caused by repeated trauma rather than a specific incident.

What is an ITB Syndrome?

Iliotibial Band is a long structure which slides forwards and backwards across a bony point just above the knee with movement. This repetitive sliding can create excess friction, especially when the knee is bent at 30 degrees. When you have an irritated the ITB you might feel like somebody is stabbing you in the side of the knee when you run, especially running downhill. This painful injury can quickly become crippling

Read more about ITB syndrome and what to do to avoid it or get rid of it

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Published on: 15th February 2019