A common injury for athletes and runners is IT Band syndrome. The IT or Iliotibial band connects the hip bone to the side of the knee. It is a long, thin band on the side of the hip. Because of various reasons, this band tightens and rubs against the hip and knee causing significant pain
It Band Syndrome
IT Band Syndrome is extremely irritating and occurs as the IT Band, a string like band that runs from your hip down to your knee, tightens causing trigger points to form on the hip. A trigger point is a painful knot that can shoot pain down a person’s leg making normal activities like sitting and walking painful.