Does anyone else suffer from this? It's when the illiotibal ligament rubs against the knee causing swelling, causing pain. If you get sharp pains on the outer parts of your knee you may want to read up on it. For those who want a basic run down of what it is I suffer often from the syndrome, mainly because me running shoes suck (getting new ones), I do lots of hill running and I climb a lot. All these things are key causes of ITBS. It's actually a VERY common problem amongst runners, professional and beginner a like, and martial artists...so does anyone else suffer from this? How do you treat it and handle it, personally? I've got a big climbing session tonight (which I refuse to cancel...stubborn I know) so I think when I get home tonight it's going to be a big matter of R.I.C.E.