Sports Medicine

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 144–148 | Cite as

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

  • F. Alan Barber
  • Allan N. Sutker
Injury Clinic


The iliotibial band syndrome is most often diagnosed in runners but can be found in athletes who participate in other sports. From our experience most patients are high mileage runners with shoes either worn out or with insufficient cushioning. A total of 19 athletes with this condition have been seen in the past 3 years. Treatment consisted of rest or decreased distance, shoe changes, modification in exercise technique, anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections and stretching. Surgery was not required.


Iliotibial Band Discoid Lateral Meniscus Iliotibial Tract Lateral Femoral Epicondyle Overuse Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Alan Barber
    • 1
    • 2
  • Allan N. Sutker
    • 1
  1. 1.Plano Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center Inc.PlanoUSA
  2. 2.Division of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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