Iliotibial Band Syndrome
The Iliotibial Band (IT band) is a soft tissue structure that runs down the outside of the thigh and attaches to the outer lower leg just below the knee. As it crosses the knee it passes over a prominence on the bone called the lateral epicondyle. At this spot the IT band can get irritated causing a bursitis, which can be painful. Depending on the severity and length of the symptoms, there are different treatments for IT band syndrome.