I sympathise with anyone who has had ITBS. I got it after running my first half marathon at the end of Sept 2012 and have only just got back to 'proper' running.
The amount of information and advice varies massively and different things work for different people. Glute and hip flexor strengthening worked for me, along with regular foam rolling (can be very painful at first!!) and buying quality running shoes.
Patience is the key though and if you try running and the IT band feels tight and/or sore, stop!!!
Foam roller is great for ITBS, use youtube to see how to do the exercises and stretch it also.
this one really worked for me, at 3:30 into the vid, just sit there for 5mins works well.
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