Iliotibial band syndrome

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What is iliotibial band syndrome?

Iliotibial band syndrome is an inflammatory condition related to the injury of the thick band that runs from your hip to the outside of your knee, the band of tissue rubs over the outer bone (lateral condyle) of the knee causing pain with use.

Common symptoms reported by people with iliotibial band syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with iliotibial band syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol Back Pain)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Capsin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with iliotibial band syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with iliotibial band syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
high blood pressure (hypertension) tachycardia (fast heart rate)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol Back Pain)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Capsin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation in skin
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
decreased appetite vertigo
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with iliotibial band syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has iliotibial band syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 12
40s 10
50s 5
60s 2
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

61% Female
39% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from iliotibial band syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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