Interesting reading all the comments above. I've been suffering with my itb clicking over the epicondyle area for a while, but don't tend to get any pain, just the band clicking. I had a full gait analysis which highlighted over pronation at the forefoot and weak glute medials. I've always known for over 20 yrs that I overpronate and I've always worn motion control shoes..last few years I've stuck with mizuno wave renegade, but they are hard to come by as they stopped making the renegade, so actually when my itb problem started I was running in the wave Alchemy which feel softer, so maybe that contributed to the problem?? Never had a problem with my itb until last year when I trained for my first half marathon. Before that I was only running for around 30 mins. Anyway, I know I need to strengthen my glute medials and hips, which I've started doing and I use a foam roller every day. I'm actually on my second foam roller (66fit) as I'm finding they go out of shape quickly. I weigh 14 stone so maybe I need a firmer roller?
Does anyone know how to stop the band clicking, or should the strengthening and stretching sort that? I realize there will be adhesions there which need to be broken up.
After the gait analysis, my physio said I could pay ??150 for a full biomechanical assessment, but I'm skint after xmas, plus I want to see if the hip and glute strengthening helps. Also, if I'm over pronating at the forefoot stage, surely I would have known about it years ago?
In march this year I ran my first half marathon and I guess my problem started whilst training for it. I did notice having a tight it band on both legs whilst training, but I bought my first foam roller which helped. Anyway, I ran the race with no problems during or after. It was whilst training for my next half marathon in early november that I noticed a flicking of (I think) my it band when my right knee is flexed. I don't have any pain in the area and it doesn't cause me any pain or problem running. I've seen a physio recently and he pointed out tightness in my right glute, itb, hamstring and calf. I bought a new foam roller as my other one was now out of shape. So, I've been rolling, stretching and also bought a spiky ball to use too, but I can't seem to stop the band flicking. If its adhesions, I would have thought all the rolling that I'm doing would sort it out? As I said, I don't get any pain, but it definitely flicks over the epicondyle area. Is it possible to have an it band problem without pain? As well as running I swim, gym and yoga. I'm having a gait analysis next week so hopefully that will show up something. Any advice appreciated, thanks.