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Great advise Mirja thank you!
Hilary N Hello everyone and happy new year! Just found this group--I have been suffering from IT Band problems on my left side on and off for about a year and a half now. I'm sick of it and ready to take control of the problem! It looks like the foam roller is a great way to combat this, so I'm definitely planning on becoming more consistent in using that. I always stretch before and after running. I am hoping to get my gait checked out sometime in the next month or two. If anyone else has other suggestions, I'd love to hear them! I'm signed up for my second half marathon in May 2014 and would like to consider a full marathon after I work through these problems.
I am somewhat happy I have find this tribe =) Like most people on here, its an on ging problem. I have found it gets worse rather than better too and I have been told that I need to strengthen my VMO muscle too. I see a physio which is a short ter...
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Hi Megan, don't run the marathon in barefoot shoes unless you train in the ALL the time, or will risk injury (I know from experience). Strengthening your glute muscles will help avoid strain and injury in your it band, knees.
Hi all, have been using this as an excuse to not run, but having signed up for a half marathon to help support a friend I've really got no option now. I've got orthotics which I really haven't used much, mainly coz they gave me blisters, and have...
Kimberley, I massage before every run, just a few rolls over each thigh. I even roll my calves, hamstrings and quads if they are feeling tight :)
thanks Jane. how often do yu massage it?
You should definately be doing all the exercises you were given by your pt. You should be fine if you rest, stretch, and strenghten REGULARY. good luck to you.
Oh, and I'll definitely look into getting a foot rocker :)
Thanks Sheri. I have registered to do a 10km and 5km run in the Masters Games in 4 weeks. After that I'll drop my training right down and concentrate on sorting things out. I have been to a physiotherapist who diagnosed patella femoral syndrome in...
Those are two different things Pam. Patella femoral syndrome is a pain that comes from the knee, ITB pain comes from the ITB rubbing over the lateral epicondyle. Your issue could be coming from a bio mechanical problem that's resulting in your kn...
Hi guys and gals,
I have been diagnosed with patella femoral syndrome in my right knee, which I guess is very similar to ITB? My left knee is headng that way too, but my right knee is far worse - finding a comfortable position to sit or sleep in...
Start off by laying side on the roller, gently rolling down the length of your thigh, from just under the hip, down to just above the knee (avoid the joints, just roll over the muscle) If it hurts put your weight onto your arms, ro...
I got a foam roller still figuring out how to use it i'm sure it will work wonders though!
Hello fellow sufferers ;)
I am, unfortunately, quite familiar with the pain of both IT band sydrome and runner's knee. I have been a regular at my physiotherapist's office. Once I was introduced to the foam roller though, things got much better ...
Hi, I've been experiencing knee pain sporadically with both knees for a few years now. It originaly started whilst training for a half marathon and got to 8 miles in training. Now i wear stability trainers, up my mileage slowly and try to do kne...
Will do Jane :)
A quick couple of questions.
Do you have flat feet?
Do you also get a niggling lower back pain across the top of the pelvis?
Is the quad on the inside of the knee less developed thatn the outer quads?
Do you get knee pain on th...
Let us know how you get on Kimberley :)