Knees - Iliotibial band syndrome

Training for London Marathon and have knee pain - any advice appreciated!

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13/03/2012 at 12:46

I'm training (for the first time) for the London Marathon - training has been going really well but suddenly have pain on the outside of my knee - looking online think it could be the iliotibial band.

I am only a few weeks away so obviously want to keep up fitness, but know I should probably rest. What is better - to rest entirely, or to do some cross training (the cross trainer / swimming / yoga / weights) to keep my legs happy?

Any advice would be hugely appreciated.


13/03/2012 at 14:04
get to a good sports massage or physio, they will advise and check that your trainers are correct for you and invest in a foam roller.

good luck
20/03/2012 at 21:47
Did you see a Physio in the end? Have you got your ITB issue sorted?
If not I've put together a blog piece on the ITB;
Hope it helps!

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