This is particularly common with middle or long distance runners, and leads to a pain on the outer side of the knee. You’ll find the pain gets worse going downhill or on longer runs. You’ll also feel tender just above the knee joint. Symptoms range from a burning or stinging feeling just above the joint to swelling where the ITB moves over the outside of the knee.
You’ll find that the pain normally comes on after you start taking part in sports, and will often increase the more you do. Pain may increase every time your heel hits the ground.