Toe heel or heel to for ITB?

Toe heel or heel to for ITB?

Post by Los Desaparecido » Sun, 11 Sep 1994 01:15:49


Hi- I'm recovering from a bad case of ITB syndrome.  I'm going into boot  
camp in two weeks and will be forced to run- my question is:

Will it be better for me to run toe-heel in boot camp to take some of the  
shock in my calves instead of my knees or use my regular running style of  
heel-toe?

Time is of the essence in responses to this question.

Thanks-

Simon

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Toe heel or heel to for ITB?

Post by Mike Van Mete » Mon, 12 Sep 1994 01:31:08

Quote:
<Los Desaparecidos> writes:
>Will it be better for me to run toe-heel in boot camp to take some of the  
>shock in my calves instead of my knees or use my regular running style of  
>heel-toe?

Simon,

By all means use your regular running form -- no matter what it is.  You're
already messed up, and changing your running form could make it worse.

I'm guessing you've heard all of the traditional ITB remedies by now --
stretches, abdominal strengthening, etc.  What you might consider is buying
a shoe less heel lift.  I found when I had ITB a couple of years back that
it eased quite a bit when I switched from my  Air Pegasus (which at the time
had even more heel lift than it does now) to some Gel Lytes.  It wasn't a
total cure, of course, but it helped.  In combination with the rest of my
treatment program it was quite nice and I was fully recovered within two
months.  Beat the heck out of previous cases where I was in pain for six
months or so.

Hope it helps.

--Mike Van Meter, Perpetual Motion, Bend, Oregon

 
 
 

Toe heel or heel to for ITB?

Post by Stephen M. Prib » Wed, 14 Sep 1994 10:15:51


Quote:

>Hi- I'm recovering from a bad case of ITB syndrome.  I'm going into boot

Run in your regular heel toe  manner.

Make sure to start doing stretches to the side-check Bob Anderson's
stretch book or other good book for this exerise, I can't do it in ascii
art.

Wear supportive shoes to limit pronation - the internal leg rotation
associated with pronation can make ITB Syndrome worse.

Good luck in boot camp-don't try to be the first to finish your runs.

Steve