The use of skilled soft tissue work around the hip and pelvic regions, as well as around the patella, should reduce some of the stress on the ITB.
Completing this daily, along with identifying and addressing other sources of excessive load, should see symptoms ease within 2-3 weeks for cases that are being managed within the first week of symptom onset.
These timeframes could increase significantly in cases that have been around a bit longer prior to seeking treatment, although every case will be slightly different.
Once symptoms are manageable, improving the strength and function around the hip and pelvic regions will be a vitally important aspect of recovery, particularly in an active person.
Without addressing the hip and pelvic regions, the likelihood of recurrence is significantly higher.
A complete strengthening program might take in the region of 6-12 weeks, depending on the starting ability of the patient and the end goal. Complete recovery from ITB-related knee pain, including minimising the potential for future flare-ups, could take anywhere from 8-16 weeks depending on the factors at play.