Simple IT Band Stretch: How to stretch the
iliotibial band and reduce knee pain
By Elizabeth Quinn, About.com, Updated: November 19, 2007A tight iliotibial band (IT) can lead to a sharp pain on the outside of the knee. A simple, but effective stretch of the IT band can help prevent recurring IT band friction syndrome symptoms. To perform the standing stretch:
1. Place the leg you want to stretch (the one with knee
pain) behind the other leg.
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