Hey mate, very interested in how you've been handling your ITBS. Ive had it for a year now. I've been doing core strength work and physio over the last 6 months, and on and off in the first 6 months I had it. Did you try conservative means (strength, physio) first? Or straight to cortisone? Were you given many options as to how you could tackle the injury? Thanks mate.
thetonetrains, Hey! Sorry for the late answer, hope we can get rid of this soon. When I realized that, I have this injury I asked opinions and took a week break according to the recommendations of experienced runners here, this happened in January. After that break started foam rolling, stretching exercises focused on IT Band and finally squats.
February I followed my training plan but because of the some weather and other health related issues, I skipped some of my long runs, because of this I couldn’t understand the real situation. I thought it was healing. A week before the race day, right after my last long run situation became more obvious. It wasn’t better.
Under these conditions, I decided to run that half marathon race obviously my previous targets are now unreachable but, I just wanted to finish it. I saw the result of this decision right after the race day. Stairs were killing me and I wasn’t comfortable even while I am walking.
The orthopedics surgeon was specialized on knee and I am a veterinarian so conversation went very honest and direct. He also recommended foam rolling, stretching, strength. I think; when the situation is painful even during daily routine activities, the history of the problem is more than couple of months and cause nature of the injury is an inflammation on a band, cortisone is inevitable. Surely Non-Steroid Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and topical usage of these medicines are plays great role but in my condition cortisone is the right choice. But it’s just my opinion. Cortisone will deal with the inflammation for now, but if I won’t focus on the reasons of the syndrome I am sure ITBS will be back.
Hope to see the results soon, hope you get well soon too.
Thanks for asking.
"Train smart, run strong"
Smart advice for anyone battling ITBS like myself.
Is the day I’m looking forward to. I’ve finally got an appointment with a sports doc. Seriously hope after a year with ITBS I start to make some real progress.
3 weeks and counting!
That’s it. I’m calling. I’ve had it with the physio.
I’ve had this damn ITBFS injury for so long now and my physio still won’t admit I need better expertise. Improving distance by 1-2km is costing me a fortune and doing me no good.
I’ve quit the physio booking in with a sports physician via a GP.
See how this plan goes.
All done! The Sri Chinmoy 4km race in Centennial Park under my belt to kick off the year.
It was a strong field for this cross country course. I ran pretty well for an unfit and injured runner but only managed 9th of 18 runners in the male over 17 category.
I ran a 5:10-5:15 pace for the first 3km then ran home with 4:30 pace. I was dropped by a 13 year old with 500m to go - devastating!
4km / 19:58 total time / 4:59min/km avg pace
Hope for a quicker time next race.
It’s been a while between drinks but I’m back for another stint.
I’ve got a personal training plan in the works, specifically targeting ITBS recovery.
See how the next 2-3 months go.
I’m back in business for 2014 - off to restart swim class!
Fingers crossed I make some decent progress this year.
We just went on this at Wet n Wild. My housemate closed his eyes on the freefall! SkyCoaster - worth it. (at Wet’n’Wild Sydney)
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