Rest and physiotherapy may be sufficient for ITB syndrome to resolve itself. If very painful, Mr David Houlihan-Burne may recommend an ultrasound-guided cortisone injection.
Muscle relaxing injections into the hip muscle can be used to strengthen the other muscles surrounding the knee and help relieve problems with the ITB band.
If these treatments fail to improve your symptoms, then Mr Houlihan-Burne may recommend an ITB lengthening procedure under general anaesthetic. He will thoroughly explain all possible risks and potential benefits of surgery before you make the decision to go ahead.