Local corticosteroid injection in iliotibial band friction syndrome in runners: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Gunter2004LocalCI,
  title={Local corticosteroid injection in iliotibial band friction syndrome in runners: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={P. L. J. Gunter and M P Schwellnus},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={
          269-72; discussion 272
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To establish whether a local injection of methylprednisolone acetate (40 mg) is effective in decreasing pain during running in runners with recent onset (less than two weeks) iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS). METHODS Eighteen runners with at least grade 2 ITBFS underwent baseline investigations including a treadmill running test during which pain was recorded on a visual analogue scale every minute. The runners were then randomly assigned to either the experimental (EXP… CONTINUE READING
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