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tiger91
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12Pence report back ... I'm curious to see if he just sends you to pt.

And the crab thing is really from what I can tell referred to as a CLAMSHELL ... PT had me stop all of that for now ... using the stretches and all that he showed me and I do tons of other things at the PT place.






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memphis tiger
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Any suggestions for IT Band issues?


Yeah, stop being a pussy!






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tiger91
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memphis, have you ever had it band issues? I don't know if I know anyone who can continue to run through them ... 1 race, yes. More? Not likely.





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JOJO Hammer
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Thanks for the advice. No one on our team has done one before. I looked at some videos and the live wire and the one where you crawl through the pipe has me the most nervous


the live wires are legit, but not as bad as you think, just do whatever you can to avoid taking one to the head.
in missouri during the electric eel i took one to the head, and had what they call a "brain reboot" where everything went black (nb4racist) for a split second. other than that one it wasn't anything too bad, felt like a wasp sting without the lingering pain.


i can't describe how bad the ice bath is, cold doesn't even begin to describe how bad it is.



oh, and thanks for all the IT Band advice, gonna just rest it all week, and apply heat, and hope i can get through the Tough Mudder







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Kingpenm3
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You want heat to get the blood moving to reduce the inflammation.



This is what it is all about. When I hurt my IT band, I went straight to a orthopedic surgeon. They gave me some (very expensive) patches to wear. They were topical anti-inflammatories. I think it is better to just live on ibuprofen. No kidding, at least 8 ibuprofen everyday and rest. If you have really messed it up like I did, there is no band that will help (I tried them all), and there is no such thing as fighting through it.

Next, look into "chi" running. Not so much the mental part, but the physical part. Stop banging on you heal so much, and you'll have a much longer running life ahead of you.






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Roscoe
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quote:You want heat to get the blood moving to reduce the inflammation. This is what it is all about. When I hurt my IT band, I went straight to a orthopedic surgeon. They gave me some (very expensive) patches to wear. They were topical anti-inflammatories. I think it is better to just live on ibuprofen. No kidding, at least 8 ibuprofen everyday and rest. If you have really messed it up like I did, there is no band that will help (I tried them all), and there is no such thing as fighting through it. Next, look into "chi" running. Not so much the mental part, but the physical part. Stop banging on you heal so much, and you'll have a much longer running life ahead of you.


I thought there was a pretty good consensus now in the physical medicine field that ice is the preferred remedy immediately after an injury to reduce the swelling (first 3-7 days) and that, if possible, it was better to avoid the anti-inflammatories/ibuprofren medicine, which although helping in reducing the pain of the injured, the medicine actually works against the natural healing process of the human body by inhibiting the body's inflammatory/healing process.

Also thought there was a good bit of literature out there now on how loading up on the ibuprofen's can have serious health side effects/consequences.




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Roscoe
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The roller I have ... it has yet to change my life. I keep waiting


I, too, have been foam rolling for over a year. And I have the trigger point foam roller linked in one of the post above. I am not feeling this life changing experience with the foam roller than many seem to talk about.






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TheGreat318
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12Pence report back ... I'm curious to see if he just sends you to pt.



THIS! I had an orthopaedic appt that they cancelled on me last week. I am SO sick and tired of going to the doctor and having them say "ice it, stay off of it." I didn't take off of work and drive my arse across town to hear that...not to mention pay a co-pay.

Even when I do, it still kills me daily. I'm tired of the mitigating measures, I want to find out what is causing the problem and go after the source.



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Roscoe
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THIS! I had an orthopaedic appt that they cancelled on me last week. I am SO sick and tired of going to the doctor and having them say "ice it, stay off of it."


Both my ortho and GP always say this. I usually tell them I have some event 2-3 months down the road I would like to participate in and would like to undergo PT to speed up the recovery process and to do so properly. I've never had a problem with them providing me with a doctor's order for PT.






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Tchefuncte Tiger
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I'm supposed to run Tough Mudder Georgia this weekend, but not sure if I'll be able to push through the pain for 12 miles up and down hills.

Anyone know if a knee brace will help with this, or should i just get robot legs?


Don't do this. You will regret your decision. I have been through this exact same thing and tried to force myself through the pain and surely wish I had not. See a doctor if your pain persists and seek physical therapy.






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BMoney
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Don't do this. You will regret your decision. I have been through this exact same thing and tried to force myself through the pain and surely wish I had not. See a doctor if your pain persists and seek physical therapy.


I agree. I tried to do the same by attempting to run a 50 mile race with ITBS. The pain was so bad at mile 20 I had to drop. Took a month of no running plus PT to get me back. It sucked. Going down hills is the worst thing for ITBS, so avoid it if at all possible.






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Macavity92
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You need to stretch so that it loosens up. I had the same issue and within a week I was running with no issues. See IT Band Stretches





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Arbitrage
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I've had ITB issues since the first week of December. I would get the pre-pain tightness around 2-3 miles, then after 5 or so the outside knee pain would kick in. I tried 3 weeks of rest, foam roller, weights, but like clockwork after 5 miles it would come back. Finally I got desperate and got with a chiropractor who uses ART. Slowly worked back up to 5 miles with no pain or tightness (yet). We seen in about 3 weeks if that really helped or if placebo.





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tiger91
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Yeah, I went to a chiropractor who did Graston AND ART ... it helped but now I'm in pt for a longstanding iliac crest issue ...


Hoping that what they're making me do will help both issues. I'm almost scared to start back running.

Arbitrage, how slowly did you work back up to 5 miles??? And what race are you doing in 3 weeks?






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12Pence
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and there is no such thing as fighting through it.


Definitely not. The last race I attempted to do produced a "stinging" like pain in my IT band. Once I completed the race, it became so stiff and locked that the knee could barely bend for a little while. I can run through shin splints, foot pains, cramps, and so forth, but this truly knocked me out.






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Arbitrage
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He told me to keep running. So the first week I ran 1-2 miles three times a week. Four weeks later (8 art treatments) I'm running 3-4 miles twice a week with a "long" run of five. I've been working the bike it also during the week. I'm going to try 6 this weekend.





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12Pence
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I agree. I tried to do the same by attempting to run a 50 mile race with ITBS. The pain was so bad at mile 20 I had to drop. Took a month of no running plus PT to get me back. It sucked. Going down hills is the worst thing for ITBS, so avoid it if at all possible.


I think mine flared up right after my trip to Nashville. I did a nice long trail run (roughly around 16 miles) through a hilly park. I completed it just fine and felt great. Then, when I came to New Orleans and started running again (Mardi Gras half, Crescent City Classic, etc) it completely flared up out of nowhere. I think that the hills in Nashville possible triggered it?






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Boudreaux35
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Knee brace is not going to help at this point.

Only thing that will is rest+ice (or whatever you can do to get the internal swelling down)






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