Iliotibial band (ITB) stretch
The iliotibial band (ITB) is a band of tissue that runs along the outside of your hip, thigh and knee. To stretch your ITB:
- Stand near a wall or a piece of sturdy exercise equipment for support.
- Cross your left leg over your right leg at the ankle.
- Extend your left arm overhead, reaching toward your right side. You’ll feel a stretch along your left hip.
- Hold for about 30 seconds.
- Switch sides and repeat.