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Any experience with an Iliotibial Band?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has experienced an injury regarding this.  It seems from what I have read, that I have injured both of my IT bands, but from swimming and not running.

Has this happened to you at all and roughly how long did it take before you could carry on training again.

Many thanks 



  • HarryDHarryD Posts: 425
    OK, its pretty hard to damage your IT Band. Being as it is simply a ligament joining the illiac crest (bony ridge at upper side of hip) to the outer side of your tibia just below the knee.

    However, muscles acting on the band can cause soreness, namely tensor fascia latae and the gluteus maximus. Stretch these and any soreness should ease (have a look of U Tube). Stretching your quads and hamstrings may also help. A good sports massage usually works better than stretching. Rest rarely gets ride of the cause
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