Iliotibial band syndrome - questions

Iliotibial band syndrome - questions

Post by David Graha » Tue, 30 Mar 1999 04:00:00


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.

Thanks,
Dave

 
 
 

Iliotibial band syndrome - questions

Post by Vinu » Tue, 30 Mar 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> 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.

> Thanks,
> Dave

Dave,

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.

Best,

Vinu

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Iliotibial band syndrome - questions

Post by Andres Famil » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Cross-train, Cross-train, Cross-train!
Leg pushes, leg pushes, leg pushes
[weight bench)

Rest, Ice, Compression, Enjoy

NO LEG EXTENSIONS

4-5 days rest then apply above plan!

Repeat after me, I will not compromise by doing too much too soon!

Quote:

> 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.

> Thanks,
> Dave


 
 
 

Iliotibial band syndrome - questions

Post by Andres Famil » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Cross-train, Cross-train, Cross-train!
Leg pushes, leg pushes, leg pushes
[weight bench)

Rest, Ice, Compression, Enjoy

NO LEG EXTENSIONS

4-5 days rest then apply above plan!

Repeat after me, I will not compromise by doing too much too soon!

Quote:

> 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.

> Thanks,
> Dave

 
 
 

Iliotibial band syndrome - questions

Post by Andres Famil » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Cross-train, Cross-train, Cross-train!
Leg pushes, leg pushes, leg pushes
[weight bench)

Rest, Ice, Compression, Enjoy

NO LEG EXTENSIONS

4-5 days rest then apply above plan!

Repeat after me, I will not compromise by doing too much too soon!

Quote:

> 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.

> Thanks,
> Dave