Patient Comments: Iliotibial Band Syndrome - Symptoms

What were your symptoms associated with iliotibial band syndrome?

Comment from: SarahG_OT, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 09

There was a sudden onset of symptoms. I woke up at 5 a.m. and realized the lateral portion of my left knee was very stiff and painful. I thought the pain was more localized at a tibial insertion point, but then I realized the pain was also noted when palpating higher up the leg, which led me to ITBS instead of a lower-leg muscle tendon inflammation. The pain was worse when the knee was extended fully when walking, as well as worse in the morning. The pain lessened with Advil and moderate walking/movement throughout my workday. I hope it subsides soon!

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