Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Get it Checked

I finally made the the doctor.


I have been hiding the fact that I've been having some unpleasant ITB pain since least, I think that's what it is.

The pain location is circled in the photo. I can also feel the ache up the outside of my leg when I run longer than 2 miles at this point. This pain also appears when I'm just sitting in my car or walking around my classroom.

I've tried stretching, but I have no clue what I'm doing. I would really like a professional to take a peek at it and give me their advice, which I will then pair with my blog-scouring to form a "plan." I try to use the foam roller at the gym, but I have no clue if I'm doing it right. I'm also hoping that this doctor might help me with my hip pain that I mentioned a few posts ago.

We'll see. I will continue with my training as long as I can put up with the pain or figure out how to manage it. I don't want to hurt something beyond repair. I've never been an "injured" runner and I don't want to start now :)

Happy Running!


  1. Yikes! I hope everything checks out with the doc. Fingers crossed for you!

  2. Good luck! I had a lot of ITB issues last year. The doc helped, as did using a roller. You can buy your own for relatively cheap (or "make" one by wrapping a big cylinder - coffee can filled with cement, large jar, etc... - with a towel or thick cloth.) That helped a LOT when I was good about using it. If you're not sure how to use it, I'm sure you can find a video or description online. Hope you feel better!

  3. ITB is common- with some good stretching you should be good. If you go back and read my posts from the beginning of my blog, you might find some good info.

  4. Are you wearing running shoes with the proper support/fit? Are your shoes worn out? I get weird around-the-knee pain when my shoes get old. Just a suggestion.
    And i agree with the previous commenters about stretching and rolling.

  5. Good luck! Hope it works out! Do you have a foam roller?

  6. ITBS is nothing to mess with. It is my companion running injury. it sneaks up on me when I least expect it! the PT has helped a lot but my goodness the "massages" are intense!