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Don't know but I ordered this thing today, I got relief from a cheaper model from the drug store--the doc recommended this:
By the end of April I will have them all over my body.
FWIW, I wouldn't think they would make them if some people didn't get relief.
For the left leg. Lie on you RIGHT side. Grab you left leg with your left arm and pull like you were doing a quad stretch. Now cross your right leg over your left knee slightly and place your right foot at your left knee and pressure it down to keep the whole left leg parallel to the floor. Keep pulling on the left leg with your left arm to stretch. Hope that makes at least some sense.
Good luck. I'm recouping from an MCL/meniscus thing, so I know knee stuff's no fun.
If you have access to a good gym, have a look around to see whether they have a hard foam roller about 15 cm in diameter by about 60 cm long. Usually near the Swiss balls.
If so, lie on the roller on your side, one leg more or less on top of the other (you can have one foot in front of the other for balance). Then starting with the roller on your hip and using you arms pull yourself along over the roller it until your knee is level with the roller. Reverse the motion and repeat for as long as you can take it. Swap legs.
In essence you are using your body weight on the roller to give yourself the sort of ITB massage that you would get from a sports massage. It won't be comfortable but it will feel good afterwards.
Of course take it easy at first and stop if it feels painful bad as opposed to painful good (if you know what I mean...)
The stretches should focus on the TFL and gluts first, not trying to stretch the IT Band. It does help to get a foam roller to massage out the "knots" in the IT area. Do the TFL and hip flexor region also.
The IT Band is a symptom of some other problem, not THE problem. You are treating the symptoms by focusing on it, not solving the real issue.
It can be completely corrected once the underlying problem is solved so you shouldn't need bands, cord, tape, or anything else.
I would recommend seeing an ART therapist also.