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Iliotibial Band Syndrome Exercises

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What do I need to know about iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) exercises?

ITBS exercises help strengthen the muscles around your knee and hip. Strong muscles can help reduce pain and decrease your risk for future injury.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

How do I exercise safely?

How do I perform ITB stretches?

Always stretch before and after you do strengthening exercises. Hold each stretch for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Repeat each stretch 2 to 3 times or as directed.

How do I perform ITB strengthening exercises?

Your healthcare provider will tell you how often to do the following exercises:

When should I call my doctor or physical therapist?

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