IT Band Syndrome, or Iliotibial Band Syndrome, is a condition we see quite often here at Tulsa Spine & Rehab. The IT band is a long piece of tissue or fascia that runs along the outside lateral aspect of the upper leg. It starts at the hip, runs down past the knee and its primary function is to stabilize the knee during walking and running.
Many of our patients suffering from IT Band Syndrome are runners and people who are very active. If you are feeling pain on the outside of your knee, this condition is commonly referred to as “Runner’s Knee.” Those who frequently run up and down stairs will typically present with either lateral knee pain or pain on the outside of the knee, and this pain usually exhibits following a run.