Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome Evaluation

The evaluation of iliotibial band syndrome starts with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with iliotibial band syndrome include:

  • Tenderness over the lateral thigh

The iliotibial band slides across the femoral condyle, just above the knee, when the knee bends. If the knee is moved through 30 degrees of flexion, pain will occur if the iliotibial band is inflamed.

The diagnosis is made on physical exam. Usually, tests are not required to make the diagnosis. Sometimes, tests are performed to exclude other causes of leg pain.

Tests that may be used to evaluate iliotibial band syndrome include:

Additional imaging tests that may be used to evaluate iliotibial band syndrome include:

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