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ITB stretching exercises are an important part of the treatment and rehabilitation of Iliotibial band syndrome or ITB / Runners Knee. Regular stretching can also help prevent injury. We describe a few simple exercises to stretch the Iliotibial band.
The following guidelines are for information purposes only. We recommend seeking professional advice before attempting rehabilitation.
This stretch lengthens the Tensor Fascia Latae muscle which is found on the outside of the hip. The IT band is almost like a long tendon which extends from this muscle, down to the knee.