And the winner is?
Pro-Tec Athletics IT Band Compression Wrap. This strap is two inches wide and has a large compression pad that provides targeted pressure stabilizing the Iliotibial tract. It’s not as easy to use as the Imak but once in place it tends to stay there. This product is well made and should last a long time. I rated the Pro-Tec first due to the fact I was able to run the 2010 Stone Cat Marathon totally pain-free wearing this strap.
I hope none of you ever have a need for an IT band strap but if you do, I hope this helps you choose the one that meets your needs.
Until next time, wishing you healthy, pain-free running.