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How can iliotibial band syndrome cause knee pain?

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The iliotibial band is a piece of tough tissue that runs from your hip down to the outer part of your knee. When you overdo activity, it can become inflamed over time. That causes pain on the outer side of the knee. It’s common among runners when going downhill.

From: What’s Causing My Knee Pain? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on September 13, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/13/2019

SOURCES:

JAMA: “For Some Injuries, It's All in the Name.”

American Family Physician: “ Evaluation of Patients Presenting with Knee Pain: Part I. History, Physical Examination, Radiographs, and Laboratory Tests.” 

Rouzier, P.   second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004.  The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

ACP Medicine: “Osteoarthritis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on September 13, 2019

SOURCES:

JAMA: “For Some Injuries, It's All in the Name.”

American Family Physician: “ Evaluation of Patients Presenting with Knee Pain: Part I. History, Physical Examination, Radiographs, and Laboratory Tests.” 

Rouzier, P.   second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004.  The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

ACP Medicine: “Osteoarthritis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on September 13, 2019

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