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Runner's knee

The condition commonly referred to as 'runner's knee' is a painful condition on the outer side of the knee, also known as 'ilio-tibial band friction syndrome', although there are also other knee problems that may affect runners.

The ilio-tibial band friction syndrome (or ilio-tibial band syndrome) is an overuse injury, where pain occurs on the side of the knee where the fibrous tissue band (the ilio-tibial band) running along the whole length of the thigh on the outer side makes excessive contact with the rounded end of the femur (condyle).

Synonyms: 
ilio-tibial band friction syndrome
ilio-tibial band syndrome
ITB syndrome

Overuse Injury primer

20 Mar, 2013

Problems due to repetitive overuse.

Ilio-tibial band friction syndrome

02 Aug, 2012

Part of a series by Mr (Dr) Charles Willis-Owen on Lower limb overuse Injuries.

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