I have been piling up the miles in an attempt to train for the NY Marathon
and have developed IT Band Syndrome in the right knee.
The orthopedist has prescribed steroids that have not worked. He also told
me to run one mile per day. (The pain does not start until 1.5 miles into a
run.) I have not done much running in the last month and the pain persists
around mile #2.
What treatments have you found to be effective? (Advil, massage,
stretching, etc.) I have been stretching, running one mile and cycling.
Does cycling work against a speedy recovery?
I am very interested to see what has worked in the past.
Should I suck it up and run the Marathon? I am planning on doing the Half
Ironman in Panama City in May and do not want to do anything to ruin my
training for early 1998.
I would appreciate any advice.