I had ITB a couple of years ago, but mine was higher up the band i.e. nearer the hip.
My physio did a load of deep tissue massage and kept making me do a oad of stretches which lenghten the band. Also he advised me to keep running.
After a couple of weeks of the streches my pain had completely gone which I think was down to the stretches.
Yours may be different though as your pain is nearer your knee.
Hope it all works out and good luck with the FLM.
Been there and the only thing that sorted my knee out was rest, i did try nearly all the other things you mentioned and had no joy, training till then..maybe swimming.
Wing it on the day? you prob could but it will not be pretty and i doubt you will enjoy it but i understand your desire to run....think about your long term health though and consider the dirty word "deferring" till next year.
Trevor Griss 2 wrote (see)
Also he advised me to keep running.
Never heard that one before but hey i'm no physio
I suspect he told me to keep running as it was higher up the leg nearer the hip. I think it was just a rubbing of the band on the hip.
To be honest when I ran the pain went after a few minutes. It was always more painful when I wasn't running.
Hi i have spent quite a few months trying to deal with with physio and regular stretching when i saw a podiatrist and he advised some orthotics and one other thing he suggested was a Mueller ITBS strap which has been a god send. I am also running VLM next month and this has meant i can train with no pain. Don't think it has gone completely but if wearing this gets my through the day then i am all for it. For £20 it might be worth a try.
I think I may have had something similar today. About 4 miles into my long run it felf like my left knee cap was coming off. Had to stop as couldnt run at all.
The pain seemed more around the knee area rather than the left hand side (which is where the IT band is I think) any ideas anyone?
I also did a new extension to my route which has a couple of steep climbs very early on and I probably didnt warm up enough so this might also be something to consider
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