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Managing IT Band Syndrome

One of my chronic hiking health issues is IT Band Syndrome. It flares up when I carry a heavy backpack for long distances and is one of the main reasons why I try to keep my pack as lightweight as possible. The IT Band (also called the Illiotibial Tract) is …

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Hiking with ITB: Illiotibial Band Syndrome

Protec ITB Compresion Strap

I’ve seen a lot of searches come through to sectionhiker recently about Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITB). The main symptom of Iliotibial band syndrome is pain that starts outside of your knee and radiates up the side of the thigh. I had a case of it last year when I was …

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