ITB Syndrome

ITB Syndrome

ITB syndrome is commonly seen in runners, cyclists, defense force recruits and endurance athletes. It may also be present in those participate in tennis, soccer, weightlifting.

The pain is commonly experienced in the lateral aspect of the knee. The pain is associated with

  • Local swelling
  • Crepitation (sound in the knee while bending and straightening the knee)

The pain is dull aching pain often occurring at the time of activity like running or any impact activities.

Conservative management is the first choice of treatment which involves

  • Activity modification - discontinue painful activities until pain resolves.
  • Stretching exercise for ITB.
  • Hip abductor strengthening using elastic band.
  • Myofascial release using foam roller.
  • Shoe modification, foot orthotics and improving running techniques is helpful to reduce pain