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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The Iliotibial Band is a dense fibrous band of tissue that originates from the pelvis and extends down the lateral (outside) portion of the thigh to below the knee. Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is the result of inflammation and irritation of the distal (lower) portion of the Iliotibial tendon as it rubs against the outside of the knee, or less commonly, the greater tuberosity at the hip region.


  • Repetitive flexion and extension of the knee.
  • Pronation (flat foot) of the foot (See Orthotics).
  • Lack of flexibility of the ITB.
  • Excessive internal tibial rotation.
  • Genu varum (bowed-legged).
  • Minor Sports Injury
Back and Active Osteopaths are able to treat Minor Sports Injuries so please call us now on 020 7586 6022.

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