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What physical traits can make Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome more likely?

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These traits raise your chances of getting IT band syndrome:

  • Bowed legs
  • Knee arthritis
  • One leg that’s longer than the other
  • Rotating your foot or ankle inward when you walk or run
  • Rotating your whole leg inward when you walk or run
  • Weakness in your abs, glutes, or hip muscles

SOURCES:

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Iliotibial Band (IT Band) Syndrome.”

Houston Methodist: “Iliotibial Band Syndrome.”

UC San Diego Health: “Iliotibial Band Syndrome.”

Emory Healthcare: “IT Band Syndrome.”

University of Wisconsin Health: “Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome and Greater Trochanteric Bursitis.”

Rice University: “Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome.”

Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma: “Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome Treatment.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Knee Problems.”

St. Luke’s Health System: “Treatment for Iliotibial Band Syndrome.”

Medscape: “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Iliotibial Band Syndrome Treatment & Management.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Iliotibial Band (IT Band) Syndrome.”

Houston Methodist: “Iliotibial Band Syndrome.”

UC San Diego Health: “Iliotibial Band Syndrome.”

Emory Healthcare: “IT Band Syndrome.”

University of Wisconsin Health: “Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome and Greater Trochanteric Bursitis.”

Rice University: “Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome.”

Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma: “Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome Treatment.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Knee Problems.”

St. Luke’s Health System: “Treatment for Iliotibial Band Syndrome.”

Medscape: “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Iliotibial Band Syndrome Treatment & Management.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 27, 2019

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