Getting past iliotibial band syndrome?
November 11, 2010 5:56 AM Subscribe
SportsMedicineFilter: Has anyone successfully overcome Iliotibial Band Syndrome?
posted by conifer to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
About 2 months ago I started running again after maybe 10 years off. I've been active, walking maybe 5 miles a day during that off time.
The first couple of times I went out I ran 4 or 5 kilometers with no problem. The third time, after about 2 km, I got a pain on the outside of my knee that is pretty obviously iliotibial band syndrome.
I followed the advice I could find on various websites, it seems a pretty common problem. I've read through all the posts on the green, also. I did all the stretches I could find and did not run for 6 weeks. Today I tried to run again and bingo, after 1.5km, the same problem.
Has anyone successfully got past this problem? I've done my stretching pretty religiously, and this seems to be the only fix outside of surgery.
If it makes a difference, I'm 6'3" (190cm) and 165lbs (75kg).