forget your GP, they are useless when it comes to sports injuries. just go to your physio straight away. if you havent got one already ask around locally like at your running club and see who everyone recommends. If i were you id rest it completely until you get a diagnosis. then do everything your physio tells you to do
on the outside of my left knee - real sharp pain on the outside when i bend it just by that pointy bone bit. its agony!! really tender to touch aswell
looking back im xaggerating when i say the pain just came on suddenly- my hips had felt tight and achy for weeks and id had a few twinges in my knee recently but considering the amount of classes i do i just put it down to general fatigue.
when i say it just went, i mean that everything was ok, then i tried to walk upstairs and couldnt due to the pain that came on suddenly. been walking stiff legged since. went to see physio on thursday and she told me it was my itb. shes taped it for me, had ultrasound and its still bloody painful!! im trying to stretch and do the exercises shes given me. obviously i need my knee to be better so i can work and im getting increasingly concerned by the conflicting stuff onine. for example people say do squats to strengthen muscles- its the squats and lunges that have brought mine on. also stetching, most say stretching works, other people say it can make it worse. im not qualified yet in personal training so im a bit lost and just need to get better
I must start by explaining running is not my thing- i used to run half marathons until i had to give it up due to chronic achilles tendonitis. Anyway, im a fitness instructor and have recently been diagnosed with ITBS, which means no classes for me for the foreseeable future.;'( as i dont run, mine was brought on by overuse due to spinning and kettlebell workouts (all the lunges and squats with weights has aggravated it) coupled with a tight ITB and weak hip abductors. Thing is, i had no warning sign, just went on me randomly last week and since then I can hardly walk and in a considerable amount of pain. My physio has advised to start stretching it and doing exercises to strengthen my hip abductors and glute medes.
my question to all of you that have suffered with ITBS is, how long did it take before the stretched etc started having an effect? and how aggressive were you in your rehab approach.... and how much pain did you feel when doing these exercises? and did any of you take on a personal trainer to make sure you were doing the exercises correctly to avoid doing more harm than good?
i have shin splints and achilles tendonitis- both have stemmed from having tight calves. i made the mistake of trying to battle on and made everything 100 times worse so get to see a physio (forget your gp, theyre a waste of time when it comes to sports injuries)- mine gave me some wonderful stretches and treatments to try which are helping. also defo get a massage regularly- amazing the diff they can make