ITBS (Iliotibial Band Syndrome) and knee braces / tape
October 31, 2013 10:33 PM Subscribe
So, I have been training for a marathon which will happen in a couple days. On my last longish run (10 miles) which was this past Sunday, had a little (very mild) pain on the lateral part of my knee, and I'm reasonably certain it's ITBS. I have a knee brace
and I also have tape
posted by samoa to health & fitness (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I haven't run since Sunday to be safe, and I don't have bad pain at all, just more of a 'slight annoyance' kind of thing. I'm worried though, that in the midst of the marathon I might get worse pain that might put a stop to my efforts.
Wearing the knee brace
around the house feels quite comfortable and supportive even though the brace doesn't seem to be designed for this issue, but I've never run in one. The tape I've never tried.
At this late stage, any recommendations for the upcoming long run? Run in the brace? The tape? Or nothing, because any pain I have experienced has been so mild?