The pain remains
November 27, 2011 6:54 PM Subscribe
IT Band problems: Tried the foam roller, deep tissue massage, building the muscle and stretches (all to no avail). What are other remedies?
posted by xinglin91 to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have had a chronic problem with my knee for over a year and a half, diagnosed ITBS. Even without walking, there is always pain and it is always in the distal (outer) part of my knee. It hurts/burns after a long walk or short stint of jogging. I have tried everything to fix the problem. I have tried the foam roller (feels like I am rolling on a speed bump -- ouch!), tried stretches, tried muscle increase, and have worn the doctor-prescribed orthotics for over a year now. The pain is still there.
It always hurts in my right leg, and occasionally hurts in my left leg.
The medial (inner) part of my right leg hurts on occasion too, right under the knee.
For a month I tried resting my leg completely to see if the pain would stop. It is the end of the month now and the pain is still there.
To sum up, things I have tried:
Long term rest
Stretches (I am now very flexible, so that's cool)
Strength Training in hip abductor/gluteus
If anyone has any experience with chronic knee pain related to IT problems, maybe you could suggest a remedy? I am seeing a 2nd doctor very soon who may have some answers, but I was hoping to get other opinions. Thanks