Posts tagged IT Band Syndrome
BE's Top 3 Cycling Injuries and Their Causes (Part 3)

by Dr. Jen Moehring-Schmidt, PT, DPT, OCS

IT Band Syndrome

Pain in the Iliotibial band (ITB) is a very common, and oftentimes, recurrent complaint of runners, cyclists, and triathletes.  The afflicted athlete will experience pain, sometimes sharp, anywhere along the ITB, which originates on the lateral aspect of the hip, traverses the length of the femur and inserts just below the knee on the outside.  Various muscles along the thigh blend into this thick connective tissue, adding to the complexity of this structure.  

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