Injured runner holding his knee

Ilio-tibial band (ITB) friction syndrome

What is ilio-tibial band (ITB) friction syndrome?

Symptoms: what are the signs?

Causes: why has this happened?

Treatment options: treatments to suit you

Treatment options: self help

Treatment options: physiotherapy

Treatment options: medicines

Treatment options: surgery

More information from Bupa Knee Clinic

    • Iliotibial band syndrome. BMJ Best Practice. bestpractice.bmj.com, last reviewed February 2018
    • Lateral, medial and posterior knee pain. Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine (5th ed, online). McGraw-Hill Medical. csm.mhmedical.com, published 2017
    • Iliotibial band friction syndrome . Medscape. emedicine.medscape.com, updated 11 April 2016
    • Knee pain – assessment. NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries. cks.nice.org.uk, last revised August 2017
    • Sprains and strains. NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries. cks.nice.org.uk, published March 2016
  • Reviewed by Pippa Coulter, Freelance Health Editor, April 2018
    Expert reviewer, Elisabeth Morgans, Bupa Physiotherapist
    Next review due April 2021

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