ITB Friction Syndrome
ITB Syndrome (Iliotibial band syndrome) is one of the most common causes of “runner’s knee” pain. It is an overuse injury that presents with pain and/or tenderness on a structure that is outside the knee called the Lateral Condyle of Tibia. The Iliotibial band is a dense fibrous connective tissue or fascia that runs down the outer thigh from the hip (the Ilium) to the knee. ITB’s main function is in knee flexion, extension and stabilisation of the knee as well as hip abduction (to stop the hip and knee from buckling in).