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NOFPHost
Member since Nov 2017
13 posts

IT Band Syndrome
Anyone ever dealt with it? I took a week off of running for stretching and recovery after the classic. Got back to running the last two days and I’m still feeling it in my right knee


Rebel80
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Member since Sep 2016
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re: IT Band Syndrome
Continue stretching and roll it out if you have foam roller.


Brinner
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re: IT Band Syndrome
I dealt/deal with it. Can take a long time to go away. You should probably take at least a month off and hit legs hard. You need to strengthen your butt. Squats, deadlifts, Romanian dead lifts, good mornings, hip thrust, any thing that targets the posterior chain.

In addition to that you need to work on hip flexibility. Squat down and put your elbows on the inside of your knees and push out. then kneel on the ground with one leg and streth your hips forward.

Before every run I do knee circles where I rub circles on top of my knees could be hocus pocus, but every time I don't do it my knees act up. I've been told its a kin to oiling up your knees. I also do leg swings which warm up the IT band.

Let me know if you have any more questions. I've tried all the little exercises you find when you google about it, but I think lifting, hip thrust and stretching are the best. If you got a flat ass, that's probably the problem.


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Brinner
Minnesota Fan
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Member since May 2008
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re: IT Band Syndrome
Don't agree with foam roll it. Roll the muscles around the IT band not the IT band itself. The it band is like a rubber tire so I don't think rolling it will do much. In my case it always got worse when I rolled it directly.

I hate foam rollers because they aren't hard enough. I take a baseball and sit on it to roll my butt and hamstrings.


NOFPHost
Member since Nov 2017
13 posts

re: IT Band Syndrome
Thanks. I figured I needed more time off but I was looking for a way around it lol. The week I just took almost drove me crazy


Brinner
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Member since May 2008
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re: IT Band Syndrome
Yea it sucks. Not to discourage you, but mine took like 6 months to fully go away. Granted I really messed up mine and I wasn't just feeling it. It was hurting just to walk. Get into the gym and maybe swim. rowing machine and biking would hurt mine so I wouldn't recommend those. When I got back into running take it slow and if you feel anything in that area shut it down. I also worked on my running form. shorter strides, striking with the mid foot. It wouldn't go away for a long time, so I tried everything.


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