Hi, I injured my ITB a year ago on a 7 mile run. I now haven't been able to run for over a year, as whenever I tried I could never get more than 100 metres before the stabbing pain set in and it was unbearable! I ve had physio and osteopaths but it is still no better, if anything it's worse as I feel it on a day to day basis not just when I try to run. I use a foam roller which seems to loosen it up temporarily. I'm getting so frustrated now and feel like I will never run again!
what else can I do?
Has anyone else come back from ITB after a year?
Your question belongs over on the health and injury thread, you'll get some helpful answers there.
Out of curiosity, if you've paid good money for physio's and osteopaths ...... why have you not asked them why the problem isn't solved after a year? I thought they were paid to know this stuff?
I have asked them and their suggestions arent working yet, so have posted on here to see if anyone with experience with ITB has any useful advice.
Same here. Has it for about 4 years now. Gone from running 26 miles a week to nothing. Tried everything... I think! Arthroscopy this week. Let me know I'd you make any progress, ideas welcomed in desperation!
Could be a build up of scar tissue and your being over cautious?
You'll naturally need to break this tissue down or go under the knife to have it scraped off.
I have just returned back to light jogging up to 4 miles after 6 weeks out and it's frightening how much fitness I've lost.
I had about 9 months out with ITB problems in 2011. Started a week after the VLM that year, and I didn't run properly again properly until early 2012. During that time I tried a lot of "advice" from various places - physios etc, and got referred to a consultant who gave me cortisone injections - biggest waste of time and (the insurance company's) money, as it just masked the pain temporarily but didn't actually solve anything. The consultant actually asked me if I felt it was time to give up running altogether
I ended up seeing a podiatrist and she sorted me out with orthotics - it turned out my problem was down to my leg and foot alignment, and it was pulling the ITB inwards as I ran, causing irritation. It did take a while even then to get right - the change the orthotics made gave me different knee pain as my leg had to get used to moving in a different alignment, but I stuck with it and it eventually went away.
Now back running as normal, and I've had no problems since then.
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