RW Injury Prevention
Preventing Knee Injuries
The iliotibial (IT) band lies along the outside of the thigh from the hip to the knee. When you run, your knee flexes and extends, which causes the IT band to rub on the side of the femur. This can cause irritation if you take up your mileage too quickly, especially if you’re doing a lot of track work or downhill running. ITBS makes up 12% of all running injuries.
Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is often confused with Runner’s Knee. Knowing the difference will ensure that you treat the right injury properly.
Cure Runner's Knee!
Patellofemoral pain syndrome has another more commonly used name, Runners Knee, which it got for an obvious and very unfortunate reason – it’s so common among runners.
This problem is caused by a piece of connective tissue that runs from the outside of your pelvis to your knee and keeps your hips aligned when you run.