ITBS is apparently what is causing my knee distress as well. I've been at the glute/hip/core exercises for the last two weeks, but haven't stopped running entirely. It hasn't gotten any worse, but isn't any better either. Perhaps I need to stop running again for a while (arrggghhh!). I just find it very strange that of all the different issues I had while running with regular running shoes, this wasn't one of them. I switch to BF/minimalist running combination, and I don't have any of the issues folks warn of (achilles/calf/stress fractures) but I now get this. Honestly. Perhaps because I'm now running with more of a knee bend ? Running downhill is what especially kills me. Anyway, it was great to find this thread and all of the suggested exercises.