oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) in long distance runners
|Article Title||Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) in long distance runners|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Long Beach California, USA|
|Publication Date||Jun 1997|
|Pages||9 - 11|
|Keyword(s)||Anti-inflammatory medication, Endomorphic populations, Knee joint, Lateral femoral condyle, Lower extremity injuries, Orthoses, Pes planus deformities, Reduction in running, Repetitive movements, Steroids and Varus knee alignment|
This painful condition on the lateral side of the knee was diagnosed in 4.9% o f 4,198 long distance runners treated for lower extremity musculoskeletal complaints. Many of these runners related a significant change in their running habits, i.e., changes in distance, speed, terrain, surface and/or training shoes prior to the onset of their symptoms.
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