Friday, August 12, 2011
Dealing With IT Band Injuries
If you're a consistent distance runner, you've probably had IT band issues.
This is a common injury among distance runners -- friction of a tight iliotibial band causes problems for your knees and hips.
This feature from "As The Running Doc" on www.running.competitor.com site lays out the symptoms and the treatment for this issue.
Having suffered through this issue numerous times, the information is pretty accurate. You can continue to run with it; however, the discomfort in between runs can be unnerving.
It's a frustrating injury that requires patience for recovery.