Iliotibial band syndrome in runners: innovations in treatment.

  title={Iliotibial band syndrome in runners: innovations in treatment.},
  author={Michael Fredericson and Chuck Wolf},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={35 5},
Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is the most common cause of lateral knee pain in runners. It is an overuse injury that results from repetitive friction of the iliotibial band (ITB) over the lateral femoral epicondyle, with biomechanical studies demonstrating a maximal zone of impingement at approximately 30 degrees of knee flexion. Training factors related to this injury include excessive running in the same direction on a track, greater-than-normal weekly mileage and downhill running. Studies… CONTINUE READING
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