“You must listen to your body. Run through annoyance but not through pain.” – George Sheehan
We all know about R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
Well, that is my mantra for now.
It seems that I am having some IT band issues. Of course, I am self-diagnosing after a little research.
- Common injury in runners or other athletes that run for training. CHECK
- The pain is typically felt on the outside (lateral) aspect of the knee. CHECK
- Common in runners who perform unbalanced, repetitive exercise such as running only on one side of a crowned road. CHECK
- Common in runners who run only running one way around a track. CHECK
- Common in runners who run around a small track. CHECK
With some rest, stretches, and strengthening exercises, I’m hopeful that I’ll be running soon.
The best detail that I found states, “IT Band Friction Syndrome doesn’t have to be a chronic, debilitating problem. A little bit of prevention and careful diagnosis of the cause can lead to a complete and full recovery.”
Cross-training and I will be friends for a few days.
For now I’m going soak my body in epsom salt!