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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. www.bestpractice.bmj.com, published 2 July 2015
    • Iliotibial band friction syndrome. Medscape. www.emedicine.medscape.com, published 18 June 2014
    • Physical medicine and rehabilitation for iliotibial band syndrome. Medscape. www.emedicine.medscape.com, published 4 September 2014
    • Wheeless’ textbook of orthopaedics (online). Duke Orthopedics. www.dukemedicine.org/orthopaedics, accessed 13 October 2015
  • Reviewed by Dylan Merkett, Bupa Health Content Team, October 2015.

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