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Iliotibial Band Syndrome


  Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD

Iliotibial Band Syndrome Treatment

If your iliotibial band is overused, it results in a condition that is known as iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome. This is a condition that is commonly suffered by runners. Continuing activities like running or jumping will likely result in further knee instability and pain for sufferers of iliotibial band syndrome.

Silicon Valley Orthopaedics can diagnose any underlying medical conditions or injuries and offer effective treatment options for iliotibial band syndrome. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds have extensive experience in sports medicine and understand the condition and its root causes.

In most cases, iliotibial band syndrome is the result of overuse. Runners are especially susceptible to iliotibial band syndrome when using poor running techniques or footwear. The condition affects women in greater numbers than men, which is likely due to a woman’s pelvis being wider than that of a man.

The symptoms of iliotibial band syndrome often lead to a misdiagnosis, as they are similar to the symptoms presented by a lateral meniscus tear. The main difference between the two conditions is that iliotibial band syndrome does not cause the knee to swell. The inflammation from iliotibial band syndrome is difficult to identify from x-ray images. Silicon Valley Orthopaedics may request an MRI in order to determine if there is expansion of the iliotibial band.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome Specialists

Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are experienced orthopedic surgeons who can accurately diagnose iliotibial band syndrome and create an effective treatment plan. There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to treatment, including any related medical conditions and lifestyle.

Silicon Valley Orthopaedics focuses on providing nonsurgical treatments whenever possible for iliotibial band syndrome. Recommended changes to your running technique, coupled with changing footwear, may be enough to prevent recurrence of iliotibial band syndrome.

For iliotibial band syndrome treatment that is tailored to your meet your needs, reach out to Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds of Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in California today.

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