So i went to the NHS (kudos to great service, me being a foreign student here in the UK...) And it was precisely ITBS.... so shame.
Anyways, doc said it was a mild injury so i'll be out of the game 1 week atleast.
Just wanted to ask.... any recomendations as to make healing more efficient? I've been sitting in my YogaBall all day (studying for examinations...) and i've been bouncing on it and rolling around whilst sitting and my knee feels alot better in comparison to morning time. (just thought it might aid fellow injurees)
also Hunkydory, I did get a twisted ankle a couple months ago...seems it caught up with me. From some of the things you said you sound like a chiropractor to me so please don't mind me asking: 1) could the fact that i've been running in Vibrams Shoes brought upon me ITBS? 2) would you recomend me visiting the chiropractor as soon as possible? any recomendations as for Manchester?
I've been running with my vibram for about 600km according to my Endomondo.... and they have been brilliant (except for this weekend, but thats a different story) Anyways, I completley agree with what Debra Bourne said, start slow and build up the distance or else you wont enjoy them.
Also, as you are beggining and with this terrible weather try and keep them dry while running, nothing worse than a cold wet foot to start the year hehe.
Finally, and most importantly: Step with the front of your foot (once again, like Debra Bourne said) this is key!! if you start landing with your heel you will notice a BIG difference and it will destroy your knees