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Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome) Topic Guide

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome) Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome):

Iliotibial band syndrome (IT band syndrome) is an overuse injury often seen in runners. The most common symptom is knee pain. Rest, ice and the use of antiinflammatory medications may alleviate symptoms. A doctor may prescribe physical therapy if the initial treatment described above is unsuccessful.

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ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »