Overuse and repetitive flexion and extension of the knees usually cause this type of injury. It occurs when the IT band becomes tight, irritated, or inflamed. This tightness causes friction on the outside of the knee when bending, which is painful. Occasionally it causes referred hip pain. Sometimes the IT band pain is due to muscular imbalance either in hip or may be due to biomechanical problem in lower extremity.
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