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Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome

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Melissa Miller

on 14 April 2014

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Transcript of Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome

What is it?
IT band syndrome is the over use of the tissues that are located at the
of the thigh and it
onto the knee.
What causes it?
Poor training techniques
Overuse of the muscle
Tight tissues
Weak hip muscles
Shoe/ Orthotic
A Short Clip
What are the complications?
Most patients are able to recover from ITBS
It may take a some weeks to a couple of months for the band to heal completely
What is the prognosis?
Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome
Signs + Symptoms
Pain on the
side of the knee
A snap or pop sound at the knee
knee swelling
thigh pain
How is it diagnose it?
Based on the signs and symptoms given by the patients
Doctor will give a physical examination

How is it treated?
Anti-inflammatory meds
Next Step
Physical therapy
Stretching Exercises
ITBS is when the IT Band has been torn,due to a tense or weak IT band located between the hip and the knee. This injury can be treated with medication, therapy/ exercises, or arthroscopy surgery. If the healing process is well the patient will not experience any complications such as knee pain. Most patient's IT band is able to work again and get back to it's normal state.
By Melissa Miller


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Iliotibial Band Syndrome
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What Is Iliotibial Band Syndrome?
Final Step
Knee Pain
Enthesopathy (in the hip)
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