ITBS is generally seen in athletes who run or participate in some type of endurance sport; however, one does not have to be an athlete to develop this syndrome. Women are more prone to ITBS than men, because of their anatomical structure. Women’s wider hips may apply torque to the IT band tissue in a way that men’s hips do not. Reasons for developing the syndrome are varied and can be related to increased training, lack of stretching, inadequate warm-ups and cool-downs when exercising.
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