oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) in long distance runners

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



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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