Hey all, this is rather sports related but I wondered what the Paleo folks suggest about my issue.
I have been struggling with ITBS since october 2012. Until now, I cant get back into running. I can run 4-5km or so without any issues but the day after, I always have the pain in my knee. However, I have no problems with lifting, swimming or biking.
The ITBS has been properly diagnosed, I also had an MRT which only confirmed an ongoing inflammation. I've been taking care of my n3-n6 Ratio most of the time, working with my foam roller twice a day to loosen up tight tissues. My physiotherapist thinks that it might have to do with weak gluteus muscles, on which I am working since several months.
Wanna get back into running.
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on August 25, 2013
at 04:54 PM
- Strengthen the hips, glutes, and core. There is a huge relationship between those areas being weak and ITBS.
- While strengthening those areas, also keep them loose with the stretching and foam rolling.
- I would also start increasing your leg turnover while shortening your stride. Less impact and it will help keep your legs landing under you center of gravity
- Last but not least: Hydration. A well lubed chassis has less risk for friction.
on August 11, 2013
at 11:59 AM
I got rid of mine by letting it heal first and then using a foam roller every 3 days on both legs - that works wonders. But ease back into things - you go too fast or too hard and it reoccurs. I found rolling out more often than that didn't let my muscles and tendons long enough to heal in between.
on July 13, 2013
at 08:18 PM
Has your physio done trigger point or deep tissue massage?
I had ITBS and my PT was able to release it in one session. I suspect it was some scar tissue causing the problem for me, so she broke it up and I rested for a couple of weeks and was fine. YMMV.