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Any tips for ITB Syndrome recovery?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:04 pm
by LeChuck
I've had issues with my right knee since December, right after I ran a slightly longer run than I've ran before. I'm pretty sure it's ITB and I've tried to find some stretches that could help with recovery. Seems to be tricky thing to stretch, I couldn't follow the instructions properly for some of the stretches :)

I've been able to just a couple of time since, on my last try I could only run for 3km before I was forced into walking. I haven't been running for two weeks now, is there anyway to know when I should try again? It doesn't hurt when I'm not running and I'm kinda afraid to go out and try if it works if it makes things worse. Any ideas how long I should wait until trying running again or any tips for stretches?

In the meanwhile I've worked out at gym and trying to pick up swimming (my technique sucks big time!) but I can't wait to get out there on my running shoes. Thank you so much in advance!

Re: Any tips for ITB Syndrome recovery?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:09 pm
by Calum
I've used a foam roller for ITB probs before, and it's helped. Hurts like HELL when doing it though :D

Re: Any tips for ITB Syndrome recovery?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:39 pm
by LeChuck
Thanks Calum, I think I saw one lying around at the gym. I'll google some instructions give it a try!

Re: Any tips for ITB Syndrome recovery?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:55 pm
by crapiecorn
You can start with using one leg to support your body weight a bit. I like to put my full body weight on it to get a deeper penetration ( thats what she said).

Re: Any tips for ITB Syndrome recovery?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:54 pm
by LeChuck
Appreciate you tips crapiecorn, thanks!