Iliotibial (IT) Band Treatment from Orthopedic Doctors in the Quad Cities


Comprehensive diagnostics and treatment for iliotibial (IT) band syndrome is available at ORA Orthopedics – the largest and most advanced provider of musculoskeletal care and sports medicine in the Quad Cities. If you live in Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, or a surrounding community and are experiencing hip or knee pain that does not subside with at-home care, consider visiting a specialist at our Sports Medicine Center of Excellence.

The IT band is a band of fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh from the pelvis to the shinbone and helps stabilize the knee joint. IT band syndrome occurs when this ligament becomes tight or inflamed and rubs against the thigh bone, triggering pain that can make it difficult to move the knee and perform everyday motions. IT band syndrome often affects runners and athletes of various levels, although anyone may develop this condition following an extended period of activity.

At ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities, our doctors take an individualized approach to IT band syndrome that focuses on developing treatment plans that suit the specific needs of each person. Our patients benefit from the expertise of our sports medicine specialists and licensed physical therapists, who collaborate to restore comfort, strength, and range of motion as quickly and safely as possible. A combination of prescription anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroid injections may also be suggested depending on the extent of the injury and the patient’s lifestyle.

If you are ready to get back in the game following an IT band injury, contact ORA Orthopedics today. With multiple locations throughout the Quad Cities, extended hours and same or next-day appointments, we make it convenient to receive specialized iliotibial (IT) band treatment close to home.