Intro: The iliotibial band is a fibrous band of tissue that runs along the outer thigh and attaches just past the knee joint. Friction and thereby pain occurs where the tissue runs past a bony protuberance at the end of the thigh bone.
Treatment: Rest, physical therapy especially stretching the iliotibial band with a foam roller. A steroid injection for pain relief or regenerative treatment such as plasma rich platelet (PRP) injection to promote healing is sometimes considered. Surgery is considered in refractory cases.