If so, can I prevent it ?
I started getting knee pain on my 10 mile run last Sunday and thought it would go away -- mistake !!
But I could just do with checking whether it's ITBS that's hurting me. The pain is on the outside of my right knee and seems to centre on the small 'hole' just below my kneecap towards the outside of the knee.
The pain was really bad last Sunday and Monday - especially going down stairs - but got better after Tuesday.
I rested all of last week and ran 4 miles yesterday (went ok), and 6 miles today (was a bit sore for the first 3 and agony for the last 3).
While I'm here, I read somewhere that bad running posture can cause knee injuries, Is this right ? Whenever I catch sight of myself running, I seem to be leaning forward with my bum stuck out a bit. Could this be causing the trouble ?
Please help !
Thanks GA ... possibly a bit over-exaggerated by talking about 'sticking my bum out' ... just trying to explain my running posture ... I do certainly seem to lean forward though.
Go to see the physio as soon as you can.
I had a very similar pain and was in despair that I would be unable to run for ages as i'd read so much rubbish on the web about ITBS and how long it takes to recover. I went to the podiatrist and after a small adjustment to my orthotics and some dedicated daily stretching (I've never been the most dedicated of stretchers!) from the physio I was as good as new within a week or two and have had no further probs.
I has trouble with my ITB recently. Physio told me that I needed to strengthen my inner thigh muscles a little, so I included those into my post run stretches and gym sessions. Now I don't get any problems at all.
ITB can be a big issue if you ignore it, but if you treat it while the symptoms are mild then you can get over it quickly.
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