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IT Band Stretches and Treatments to Relieve Knee and Hip Pain

One year ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

The iliotibial band, or IT band, extends from your hip to your knee along the outside of your thigh. The thick band of connective fibers is the largest piece of fascia in the human body - and often one of the biggest pains for runners and cyclists.
IT band syndrome is a common overuse injury that sidelines even the hardiest endurance athletes. The pain it brings can turn simple steps into an achy shuffle.
Targeted stretching and exercises can help ease or even prevent IT band syndrome by improving your flexibility and strengthening key muscles, says physical therapist Shelley Krampf, PT...
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