The iliotibial band runs down the lateral side of the thigh. This band can become irritated and inflamed due to overuse, weak hip muscles, and improper foot biomechanics.
What is it?
Iliotibial Band Syndrome is the irritation and inflammation of the tendon from the tensor fascia latae muscle due to friction against the knee joint.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain on the lateral side of the knee, pain aggravated by running or bending the knee, tenderness on the lateral side of the knee, aching, and swelling.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing range of motion and strength limitations, checking for crepitus in the knee, conducting the McMurray test, and determining the cause of injury. An ultrasound can confirm the diagnosis.
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