Iliotibial Tract Syndrome

Iliotibial Tract Syndrome or “Runners knee” causes pain on the outside of the knee.

It occurs when pressure or friction between the knee and a piece of connective tissue called the iliotibial band (ITB) causes it to become irritated, painful and sore.

Although commonly associated in runners, it can occur in both men and women who don’t actively participate in sports.


The following symptoms are associated with this condition:

  • Pain which is worse after exercise, walking or climbing stairs.
  • Tenderness when the outside of the knee is touched or pressed.
  • Radiating pain into the knee joint and surrounding area.
  • Difficulty or discomfort when walking or bending the knee.


Iliotibial tract syndrome is not serious but tends to get worse over time if left untreated.

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