That might not be your IT band halfhazzard, your description sounds a little too low, maybe someone with more anatomy education than I have could help you out. As for my IT band issues, I haven't had any for a long time. I get knee pains now and then, but it's nothing compared to when I started this tread. I discovered a few form flaws that I mostly corrected by going pure barefoot for about 8 months. Adding more knee bend, relaxing, and adding a bit of foot flair was the key. Once I had things figured out, I carefully transitioned back to shoes for my longer and tougher trail runs. All is well now, except for my PF (that could be another fellowship).