41 days until next available NHS physio apt, 48 days until I run with Olympic flame...
Any advice on this please? I'm quite sure I have ITBS, the sharp pain in the outside of the knee when it is bent seems conclusive from reading other posts but can anyone answer the following please?
I've got stretches from other posts in this forum, including the roller on the hip/thigh, should I do them now or wait until all pain is gone?
If the pain is dull or fainter, and not so sharp, can I start running again? Will I do more harm?
I rested for a week (no sretches either) and thought it was gone so did a short run and a lot of stretches afterwards and the next day could hardly bend my knee due to the pain! What caused it? The run or the stretches?
Any advice greatfully received. Thank you
Try a cho pat strap, and walk/ running so that you don't try to push through the pain.- Think it just makes it worse if you do that.
Running down hill seems worse.
Thanks for the advice, especially the link Tom, which is great. It's got all the info I need and is quite reassuring since I can see what wil help and what will make it worse. I'm still getting a bit of pain from walking even now which is worrying so I might bite the bullet and see a sports physio just to make sure it is ITBS. It is a pain mainly on the lower outside of the knee,which only hurts when my knee is at a broad angle (almost straight but not quite). Quite hard to pinpoint where exactly but defnitely not on the front. Hopefully it is ITBS (if you know what I mean!).
I have a theory that it was caused by blisters on the sides of my feet so I was running with the opposite pronation to normal (I normally roll in slightly) to avoid the pain of the blisters. I was a bit foolish because the ITBS pain came on halfway through a marathon and I still finished it even though it was very painful. Actually more than a bit foolish...
ps I've ordered a pattstrap as well thanks for that tip too
Rest, do the stretches as detailed above. Well done on running with the Torch but you will only be carrying it for about 300m with it so even if the injury is not 100% healed you should be able to do it no problem.
Went to a physio who confirmed it as ITBS. I've been resting and crosstraining to keep me fit and sane but I stopped as soon as I felt even the slightest twinge. Plenty of stretches, ice and heat. Another apt tomorrow, hopefully will be told I can run again! Had to run for the bus yesterday and no pain! Then gait analysis so I can make sure I'm injury free in future. Have to make sure I build up slowly though...
Hey, check out my post on RunnerWorlds.Com forum - I was going to repost on here but I can't get on at the moment
I was diagnosed with ITBS about 2 months while at the peak of training for a marathon. I ran that marathon yesterday and documented my painful experiences including having to run 4/5 of the marathon with a mild form of it!
Hi all - I have a related query, if anyone can help...
Approx. 6 weeks ago I ran a 10k race got apb), first of the year and had a strange feeling in kneefrom the 2 mile mark and stayed with me until the end of race, no pain but just not the norm. Next day the leg felt a bit tight but nothing too concerning, 3 days later I ran a 5K (with another pb) but stupid me got a very sore knee after 2 miles and ran on with it although slowing down a bit.
Since then I have seen a physio who suspected ITBS and gave stretches and exercises, these I have followed but with no joy. I have did a number of runs on the flat with either a week or fortnight gap inbetween but always at the 2 mile mark the knee flares up and I need to stop, ther eis no swelling or major pain afterwards, just sore when pressing on outside of knee but this is away after a day or 2. My runs are always on the flat and taken at a slow speed.Can't seem to shift it at all, getting a bit concerned now.
There is no pain at any other time.
One further point to note - I am an office based person and before any of this happened, I had a few instances of a strange feeling in my knee/thigh once I got up from sitting at desk for a period, slight knee/thigh discomfort and awkward walking, but this would leave after a 20/30 minutes - purely random but feel this maybe was a precursor to the injury described above.
Please any thoughts appreciated....
Hi Tom Goom, when standing - bringing leg to stretch behind and past other leg and then lean to the same side to stretch the sore leg, also went sitting on floor with legs out in front, bring sore leg over on top of other leg and bend in so foot is on floor but up at hip and knee under chin. Foam roller is used regularly also.
Although stretch mentioned earlier looks good and will try.
Any thoughts on how to tape and what you think of my woes??
I got ITBS marathone training - all runing no core exersises, little stretching.. and havent been able to run for more than a mile for months
Takes discipline to get back to recover - no going to do nothing but non-weight bearing core exercises and strecthes twice a day for the next three weeks - may go out of my mind!!
I'm unsure if you are doing this already, but a massive part in my recovery (and recommended on various site) is to see a Sports Injury Specialist
The deep tissue massage was initially extremely painful but towards the end of the block of sessions I wasn't feeling much pain at all. Also, I found that he bent my leg into places that I didn't realise it would go. Definitely sped up my recovery
Steve, other things you could do to maintain fitness is spinning (it didn't cause any problem with my ITBS although some people I've read it does) and also swimming.
When buying some running shoes I was also told "If you can't go out and run the 20 miler, go and walk it as it doesn't matter what time you do it in, as long as your muscles get the mileage". While, it is better for training to run, walking 20 miles as opposed to sitting down doing nothing is much much better
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