Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Iliotibial Band Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 27, 2020
  • Author: John M Martinez, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is the pathophysiology of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is the prevalence of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) in the US and internationally?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What are the racial predilections of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

How does the prevalence of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) vary by sex?

How does the incidence of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) vary by age?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is included in the physical exam for iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What are causes of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Iliotibial Band Syndrome?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is the role of injections in the management of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is the role of surgery in the management of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

Treatment

What is included in conservative treatment of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is the role of physical therapy in the treatment of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is included in physical therapy for the treatment of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is the role of occupational therapy in the treatment of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial for the treatment of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is the role of corticosteroids in the treatment of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment for iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

Which medications in the drug class Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Iliotibial Band Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used in the treatment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Iliotibial Band Syndrome?

Follow-up

What is the duration of physical therapy for the treatment of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

Which medications are used in the treatment of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

When is transfer of care indicated for iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

How is iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) prevented?

What are complications of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is the prognosis of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?

What is included in patient education about iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?