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Iliotibial band syndrome
Pathology
Type

Muscular-skeletal

Cause(s)

Most often overexertion

Symptoms

Knee pain

Mortality Rate

None

Treatments

Rest, analgesics

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome is one of the leading causes of lateral knee pain in runners. The iliotibial band is a superficial thickening of tissue on the outside of the thigh, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee, and inserting just below the knee. The band is crucial to stabilizing the knee during running, moving from behind the femur to the front during the gait cycle. The continual rubbing of the band over the lateral femoral epicondyle, combined with the repeated flexion and extension of the knee during running may cause the area to become inflamed.

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