> Ugh, I got a *** case of Iliotibial band syndrome on my left knee.
> I'm assuming others out there have suffered from this, so I got some
> questions for you:
> * Other than stretching & icing it, is there anything else I can do?
> * Can/should I still run short distances?
> * How long should I stay away from running?
> Any other tips would be appreciated.
It's one of the toughest injuries to deal with. I had a case of it last
year while preparing for Lanzarote. I went in to see my massage therapist,
"Ruben", who just about made me cry on the table because of his deep tissue
maneuvers. According to Ruben, my hip alignment was "off". Massage alone,
stretching, icing, rest, etc... may not necessarily fix the problem. It
seemed, at least in my case, to be an issue of imbalance. Ruben was able to
detect this once I got on the table and, after several wild and funky moves,
managed to get my hips straightened out. FYI, Ruben is in the Boston area.
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