About ITB Tendonitis:
ITB Tendinitis is a condition that occurs when the iliotibial band (IT Band) becomes tight and compresses the tissue causing it to rub against the outer part of the femur. The IT Band is a ligament running along the outer part of the thigh connecting to the outside of the knee. This band acts as a stabilizer to the knee and hip when running. When the ligament becomes inflamed, it can become very painful to those affected.
It is also called Runner’s Knee.
Signs & Symptoms
- Pain in the hip and knees that gets progressively worse with overuse. This is common among distance runners
- Pain on the lateral side of the knee
- Snapping or popping sound around the knee area
- Swelling below the knee
How is it Treated?
- Physical Therapy
- Pain medications
- Cortisone or other medication based injections
- This condition may require surgery. Seeing an orthopedic specialist should be considered.