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  • adj. Of or pertaining to both the ilium and the tibia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or extending between the ilium and the tibia.


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ilio- +‎ tibial


  • Properly known as iliotibial band syndrome or ITBS, this annoying conditon accounts for 12 percent of all running related overuse injuries.

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  • Make sure to loosen up your hamstrings, quads, calves, iliotibial (IT) band, hips, buttocks and the plantar fascia (area at the bottom of your feet between the heel and ball of foot).

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  • But I have been dealing with incredibly annoying hip pain and a strained tensor fascia latae (TFL) and iliotibial band (ITB) -- a band of muscles that runs down your hip and outer thigh and apparently makes your legs work (as far as I understand).

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  • By the end of the day it felt like a combination of sciatica, iliotibial band syndrome, restless leg syndrome and a pinched nerve, with perhaps a touch of hypochondria thrown in for good measure too.

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  • This is a big cause of runners knee as well as iliotibial band and hip injuries.


  • The side-to-side movement of the hips, due to disengaged core muscles, is the number one cause of hip bursitis and iliotibial band syndrome.


  • Running with your feet turned out can also aggravate the iliotibial band, which is attached at its lower end to the lateral side of your tibia just below your knee.


  • The iliotibial band is a thick fibrous band running along the outside of the leg from the hip (ilium) to the shin bone (tibia) just below the kneecaplike a stripe down the side of your leg. In the hip area the upper end of the IT band and the hip are joined together by a muscle (the tensor fascia latae), which you can see just under the shorts on many lean runners and walkers.


  • However, discovering the sweet spot of your pelvic tilt by Body Sensing Chapter 3 is a self-discovery that will add years to your running, improve your overall posture, keep your hips and lower back healthy, stave off hip replacements and iliotibial band syndrome, and do a host of other good deeds for your body.


  • This is a waste of energy and may cause future problems by placing undue stress on your hips, knees, and IT (iliotibial) bands (tendons that run vertically between your knee and hip, along the outside of your legs).



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