August 15, 2009

Dale » IT Band - 9:23 am

To help recover from IT Band syndrome you must release the muscles around the Iliac Crest which include the Glutes and Tensor Faciae Latae. Also have your running shoes checked to make sure your in the proper type of shoe. You can also use an IT Band strap to help you get back on the road and make sure to stay on flat surfaces.

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  1. I was at the point with my IT Band where the pain would stop me dead in my tracks, mid run. I had to do something. A little voice told me…”you’re a 40+ runner with knee pain…time to quit”. That’s just common knowledge. I’ve even been told this by a trainer in my gym, and he used to be a competitive runner (who “had to quit”).
    But I’m stubborn. I started asking every runner I know what to do. I’ll list the main solutions that solved my problem and allowed me to continue running while doing it.
    1 – Shelby got me into the right shoes and had me try them without my orthotics. The orthotics are now gone.
    2 – Massage at Run26. I wish I could’ve gone more.
    3 – Jim Kirby shared some easy exercises with me to strengthen the muscles that support the knee and
    overall balance. There is a great PT at Redmond Ridge who can help.
    4 – I limited my downhill running and started running more on soft surfaces.

    Comment by Lance Logan — October 25, 2009 @ 8:22 am

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