Pain, Pain, Go Away

“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!

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One Response to Pain, Pain, Go Away

  1. D.J. says:

    Rest is best! You’ll be back to running in no time! Hang in there!

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