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Anyone here ever have any problems with Iliotibiol-Band Syndrome(Sp?) or ITB? I recently recovered from a two month bout with this. After paying out about 100 bucks, my doctor offered me nothing, but 800 mg IB, useless... I finally started doing one leg squats(on troubled knee) and have cured myself. <p>I run roughly 4/5 miles X 4 per week and lately it has been acting up again, but only when I am walking around, not when I run. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Any other runners out there with some advice on this issue?
 

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Re: Runners with ITB (pOrk)

My wife has It band issues. I asked for her to reply. I know she has a foam roller thing and a special strap that she doesn't use very much.
 

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pOrk, from what I have read about this, squats actually aggravate the problem. <p>Did you see an Ortho or a PCP?? <p>Have you considered ammending your running habits or taking up a different sport??<p>Rehab??<p>
 

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Re: Runners with ITB (momscar)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>momscar</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">pOrk, from what I have read about this, squats actually aggravate the problem. <p>Did you see an Ortho or a PCP?? <p>Have you considered ammending your running habits or taking up a different sport??<p>Rehab??<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>He is an Ortho.<p>I did start swimming, but I just can't stand swimming 1500 meters 4 times a week. <p>To 2k2 I did use the foam roller for about two weeks and it appeared to aggrevate it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pOrk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>To 2k2 I did use the foam roller for about two weeks and it appeared to aggrevate it. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know she has changed locations of use (sideof upper thigh/around the knee).
 

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I had problems that were getting worse a few years ago. Never bugged me running (but I don't run a lot - couple miles a week, and only because I have to), but was giving me lots of problems on the bike, especially if I was climbing.<p>I got the same answer from the Ortho - "here's some Motrin, take it east, don't do stuff that makes it hurt/clunk."<p>PT gave me better advice, similar to your fix, it sounds like. Build up the quads gently. Leg extensions, squats and lunges starting w/low weights and building up gradually. Also important to work on the other side of the leg - leg curl machines work great. It fixed a lot of the problem and helped my biking to boot.<p>Don't have near the problems I used to, but I'm not doing as much climbing. Still bugs me a bit in high gears/low reps.
 

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The better half's official response:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Foam roller and stretches (google them). Also, check out the Patt-Strap online. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>She runs about 30-35 miles/week and bikes about 40 or so. She just started the bike, and I foresee a shift with less running and more bike. She seems to enjoy it more.<p>
 

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Re: Runners with ITB (greek2us)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>greek2us</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Leg extensions, squats and lunges starting w/low weights and building up gradually. Also important to work on the other side of the leg - leg curl machines work great. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ill try to do them all as I have been doing only squats. Maybe a more rounded strengthening routine will be beneficial. Thanks.
 

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Re: Runners with ITB (2k2S80t6)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>2k2S80t6</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">She runs about 30-35 miles/week and bikes about 40 or so. She just started the bike, and I foresee a shift with less running and more bike. She seems to enjoy it more.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Maybe biking? hmmm. Never really considered biking distances. First, need a bike. Second, need some moleskin for those damn seats.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pOrk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Maybe biking? hmmm. Never really considered biking distances. First, need a bike. Second, need some moleskin for those damn seats.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Cycling shorts with a good chamois. Here is a pic of the inside of cycling shorts:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/tech/bergamo/shorts-chamois.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Cycling is a great physical activity. There are lots of cyclists here on the boards. If you do take up cycling, keep doing some running and/or wieghtlifting. Doctors are finding significant bone density loss among endurance cyclists that get little to no load bearing exercise.<p>
 

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Yeah, What BBV50 said.<p>Biking rocks. Addictive. Expensive. Worth it. I've got a biking problem.<p>BTW, I've found that the performancebike.com brand "Elite" shorts/bibs work for me as well or better than some of the namebrand ones that run for $100+. You can get them on sale for $50-ish, plus be on lookout for coupon codes.<p>Good saddle is imperative - but perhaps counterintuitively, firmer saddles are much better for long rides than squishy ones.<p>Most important thing is fit - get a good fit on your bike from a good LBS, and all will be gravy.<p>Only two reasons to keep running:<br>1) Your PT test<br>2) Running's the only way to really get cut calf muscles - and since wifey likes good-looking calf muscles, I might as well have her looking at mine when we're riding the tandem. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Runners with ITB (2k2S80t6)

sorry about the injury<p>that sucks<p>have you iced along with the advil??<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by adp at 3:50 PM 9-12-2008</i>
 

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Re: Runners with ITB (adp)

I ran a little over 4 miles today in fact. The problem is when I am just walking around campus.
 
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