The icing, stretching and anti-inflammatory medication has done little to improve the knee pain I’ve been experiencing the past three weeks. I finally gave up and contacted my doctor. She confirmed the knee pain is being caused by an ITB issue. Her recommendation is to stop all running for several weeks and start physical therapy. Of, course I knew all along that time off was necessary but I was just procrastinating, until the pain got too severe that is.
I set up a few appointments to see the same DC that treated my plantar fasciitis. He used the Graston and Active Release Technique to treat my PF with good results and I’m hopeful it will also be effective in treating this ITB syndrome. I really don’t think I’ll be out of commission for several weeks but I do expect to be idle for 2-3 weeks. At least I hope I’m right and my doc is wrong. So tonight I plan to purchase a foam roller and start beating the crap out of my ITB. Let the fun begin!