Ilio-tibial Band Syndrome (ITB)
The Iliotibial band is a structure that is important for posture and stability.
Many runners, particularly those who have flatter feet, will fall victim to iliotibial band issues. It is associated with pelvic drop and a high Q-angle, and thus learning ways to manage these can be very helpful.
The first thing is to make sure that the diagnosis is correct, and not a lateral knee compression or lateral collateral ligament strain, and once this has been checked, gait retraining with strengthening exercises can begin.
The Iliotibial Band (ITB) is a structure that runs from the pelvis to the shin bone. It can become painful, particularly in runners and is very common in women