Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome)


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Comment from: Marche', 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 10

I thought I needed hip replacements but I had IT (iliotibial) band syndrome; however, I am not a runner. I am loath to admit this but as I live alone I usually eat in my living room watching TV. While doing this, for many weeks I was using a TV table for my food and placing my legs at about a persistent 45 degree angle outside the TV table which caused my IT band to become inflamed. It is very uncomfortable, especially walking and going upstairs, and the pain even awakened me for more than a month if I was lying on one side or the other.

Comment from: Old body, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

My doctor diagnosed me with iliotibial band syndrome but I have no pain in my knee, just my buttocks and hip. And I am not a runner.

Comment from: Shorty , 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 19

I too have IT (iliotibial) band syndrome. I’m going to have a total knee replacement (TKR) of my left knee, and my right one was done about 5 years ago. Since then I’ve been walking one and a half miles on a treadmill and riding six miles on a recumbent bike six days a week. All of a sudden I woke up with hip pain, buttock and thigh pain. I’m hoping TKR will help resolve these problems.


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