Hello all ITB sufferers!
I have been having ITB problems and have just started to use the foam roller on the top of my ITB (along the thigh) but it is absolute AGONY!! With this in mind i'm wondering - is this really helping or should i just give up? It's been really sore today after this morning's session which is annoying as i'd managed to do 5k on the treadmill without any pain at all!
Any advice would be helpful!
Been having ITB problems myself over the last couple of weeks and just ordered a foam roller online on the advice of my physio. He seems to think it helps. The deep tissue massage he gave me yesterday was pretty painful if that gives you anything to compare too!
Hoping the foam roller will help me avoid future ITB problems......
It gets much easier, I've been foam rolling daily for the last 2 weeks and I can now put the full weight of both legs onto the roller.
Whether it actually works I can't say yet.
The short answer is yes. It DOES help.
It also BLOODY hurts a lot.
Deep tissue massage is agony but works too. You have to stick with it.
They certainly work, personally, I don't suffer from ITB issues but do it as a part of my stretching & self massage
Rather than a foam roller, I just use a 2l coke bottle filled with waterand by jingo it hurts!!!
ITBS is the threatening to ruin my running. I got a foam roller. To begin with I could not even put my weight on it. Had to support myself with my free leg and forced my self to do one minute (using a timer to make sure I really did it). Longest one minute ever. Brought tears to my eyes with the pain and had to really focus on remembering to breathe. After a few weeks of using it after running I can now put my weight on it (like in the picture on the instructions) and I'm managing to do two minutes per leg. Afterwards I sit with ice packs strapped to my legs where the pain is. I can now run a lot further before the pain stops me (got to about 10 miles today before I had to stop). Doing Edinburgh Marathon on 22nd May and hope the injury continues to improve so I can run the whole thing.
Wow - does it really hurt that much to use a roller? I just bought my friend one for her birthday and feel like I have got her a torture implement
Tricia Murray wrote (see)
Yes it does and yes you have, she may never talk to you again
NY - think i have the same as you, the whole right leg is a mess, Everything hurt so the best option is have it to lop it off.
I have a foam roller and it rerally does hurt using it but it's worth the pain. Add lots of stretches as well but keep at it
It is interesting how many threads there are on this, seems to be the most common injury.
Does this injury ever go away or is it something we just hve to live with?
Dankholes wrote (see)
They certainly work, personally, I don't suffer from ITB issues but do it as a part of my stretching & self massage Rather than a foam roller, I just use a 2l coke bottle filled with waterand by jingo it hurts!!!
The coke bottle filled with water is a great idea. I wish I'd seen it yesterday before I ordered my roller which is coming today. I had a go using one last night, & yes did it hurt or what. Starting a whole regime of stretching as well now.
Defo stick with using the foam roller. It really does help loosen up any knots. I've just come out the otherside of an ITB injury after a few months of being sidelined with it. I use it daily on my ITB and other parts of the legs where I feel it's needed.
The foam roller and regular sports massages & strengthening exercises for the glute med is keeping my ITB probs at bay!
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