Iliotibial band syndrome

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.

Iliotibial Band Strap

This strap is used to stabilized the iliotibial band during activity use. Temporary use of the strap during activity use may help in conditions such as iliotibial band syndrome.