New Trail Runner and Winter
Once I started working from home in March, I added trail running to my hiking regimen. I f...Read more
I’ve been dealing with the elusive IT band inflammation for a few years now. It comes and goes but seems to come more frequently lately. Sometimes I think it’s my shoes sometimes the terrain. I’m at a loss. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions to subside the pain and frequency? Preferred shoes or insoles? Anything helps!
Google "IT band stretches" and do them faithfully. Also, I found that using ice massage (again, Google it) to be very helpful in relieving symptoms.
I did not find changing shoes, getting insoles, or a cortisone shot made any difference. Keeping the band stretched - and relieving inflammation - were the answers for me.
I agree with @DieselDon, foam rolling and stretching has immensely helped my IT Band!