There are many causes of pain in your legs, but if you find you have pain in your quads that run down the outside of your legs, it may be your IT Bands. Here’s how to test for the pain source, and some of the best ways to treat it.
IT Bands Defined
The Iliotibial Band (IT Band) is a thick fibrous tendon that extends along the outside of your leg from hip to knee. This tendon is responsible for holding your quad and tibia stable when running or bending your leg.[i]