anybody have experience curing/healing IT band syndrome, caused by running?
Tristan Fiedler M.Sc.
I received a large number of e-mails when I polled the running page for
an answer and got essentially two groups of replies--the first was their
problem cleared up quickly by stretching & ice & anti-inflammatory. The
other group (smaller) said have surgery. Its quick and it works 99% of
the time. I'm seeing the doctor tomorrow to get scheduled based on my
lack of success.
Don't know if thats what you're looking for, but coming from someone who
can't bike or run because of it, I wish you a speedy recovery if you've
By the way, don't mention "rolfing" to a structural therapy person. There
are some very strange political/legal problems. Good luck!
>1. Rest-at least 6 weeks without running (I know, this
> really sucks).
>2. Aggressively stretching the hamstrings.
>Since starting a serious stretching regimen, I haven't
>had any probs with my ITB (5 years!).
The other thing I found is that you don't have to completely stop running.
The trick is to run short distances but the second you feel the pain coming
on, stop running. The distance at which you feel the pain coming should
increase gradually. Doing this shouldn't agrevate the injury.
Hope this helps
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10. IT band syndrome