Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome)

  • Medical Author:
    Benjamin Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

    Dr. Ben Wedro practices emergency medicine at Gundersen Clinic, a regional trauma center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His background includes undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Alberta, a Family Practice internship at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

  • Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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Where can people find more information about iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome?

Iliotibial band syndrome is a common runner's affliction. Often a local running store will be able to provide information about the signs and symptoms of the injury, including area health-care professionals who can help runners and other athletes.

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

REFERENCES:

Lavine, R. "Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome." Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 3.1-4 Oct. 2010: 18-22.

Strauss, E.J., et al. "Iliotibial Band Syndrome: Evaluation and Management." J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 19.12 Dec. 2011.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/22/2016
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