Lovely Lisa


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Horrible Persistent IT Band finally properly diagnosed!

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 13:36

Something I just had to share with everyone as there may be others in a similar situation!

 

I have suffered with a recurring problem with my IT band for around 3 or 4 years now and the advice I had previously received was the usual ICE, stretch, roller etc which solved the problem for a time but it would always flare up again.  The pain always starts on the outside of my right knee and will eventually travel up towards my hip if I carry on running.

 

However after it really flared up at around mile 9 of the Liverpool half marathon the other week, I bit the bullet and went to a private sports physio who after around 30-40minutes a prodding and moving me around and getting me to do all kinds of stretching diagnosed me with weak glutes, particularly on my right hand side (the side that has the recurring IT band problem)  The issue is that the weak glute muscle on that side causes my hip to drop and consequently my knee rolls in as I am running, causing the IT band to rub (this is why I was getting a pain in my hip as well as knee)

 

He has given me some glute strengthening exercises to do as well as doing some trigger point accupuncture on the glute muscle (oww!!) and reckons that within a couple more sessions and keeping up the exercises all should be well again!

 

Thought this may be useful for anyone else suffering the same problem.

Wirral Half Marathon

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 20:04
I reckon I could be convinced!

oh motivation where are you................

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 15:15

Running watch recommendations

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 09:40

spend slightly over £100 and get the garmin 110, this is the first watch I used and it's great value for money!

oh motivation where are you................

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 09:31

Just get out there and do it! You will feel great afterwards knowing you did your final hard training session before race day. You can also  have the smugness against your hungover friends  

Hell in the Middle

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 18:07
So an old knee injury of my partners has decided now is a good time to rear its ugly self again and there is just no way he is going to be able to run this next Saturday. I dont think trailplus are able to offer a transfer or refund although I am trying! Is anyone interested in taking two places?

Hell in the Middle

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 18:05
So an old knee injury of my partners has decided now is a good time to rear its ugly self again and there is just no way he is going to be able to run this next Saturday. I dont think trailplus are able to offer a transfer or refund although I am trying! Is anyone interested in taking two places?

Hell in the Middle

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 23:22
Thanks guys!!

I did Hell up North which I loved Just pondering over this one as its looking likely to be in the minus temp wise. Think I may do what you suggest Pyjama Girl, layer up with more than one long sleeve technical and maybe a head buff. I was wondering about my trail asics rather than road trainers which I wore last time and spent so much energy trying to stay upright!!

Hell in the Middle

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 21:04
Is anyone else insane enough to be doing Hell in the Middle next month? Really hoping that the three of us are not the only crazy fools to potentially be braving the minus temperatures of Trentham!! Anyone got any tips on clothing efc??? Thanks guys

Hell Up North

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 22:21
All signed up. Bring on Hell in the Middle!! Looking forward to seeing what delights are in store at Trentham, hopefully Lake Lucifer will be alittle kinder if not well may just have to get swimming as February will be brrr brrr brrrrr!!
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