Just looking for some advice. I have a Mueller ITB Band, and it comes loose after every mile or so. This is ok for a quick run, but can be annoying over 18 miles!
Any suggestions on how to keep it in place? The velcro is gradually becoming loose as I ran, and I have to stop and tighten it!
I have had it about 2 months..I tried insulating tape, but still it slips. Must be my style of running I guess!
I was thinking of a safety pin, but don't want to rip it!
Just replying on this as I have accidentally discovered a solution!
I wear undershorts (lycra/cycling shorts) under my running shorts, and recently purchased a pair that have rubber grip at the bottom of each leg. Each leg sits just above my knee, and covers a bit of the Mueller band. The rubber from the shorts is gribbing the rubber from the Mueller band, and causing a good grip hold.
This is fantastic, now I can run freely without stopping! Did 8 miles and had no problems with it!
I have just been diagnosed with ITBS. I was on here just checking out how common it was, I take it you guys who use the band have reuccuring problems or simply can't shake it ? Very disappointed as after my first HM wanted to push on but this came on straight after I finished the HM. Tried rest but this obviously didn't work so got profesional advice. Is the band a last resort or does it help you get back running sooner??
Putting it frankly, the band has cured my ITBS. No doubt if I took the band off, it would reoccur. But I can run 18+ miles wearing this band and never have an issue the the ITB. It's a great product, but cannot guarantee it will work for everyone!
hi brian, they dont work for everyone, when i had itbs (I had it in both legs at one point) i tried everything, foam roller, band, stretcing excercises, physio etc nothing worked. You need to make sure you are in the right shoes and then what worked for me was just a few weeks rest and then a very gradual reintroduction to running, adding on a mile per week. Its a very frustrating injury, i ran a marathon in absolute agony with it, but it is beatable, everyone seems to be differnet.
I guarantee someone else will be along soon to offer a different solution and many different websites will tell you many diffeerent things, but stick at it and you will find the right solution for you.
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