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NoJunk
01-23-2012, 06:46 PM
So after dealing with knee pain for 20 years and seeing various doctors, I went to see a specialist who diagnosed me with ITBS. Basically I have very tight IT bands (these are tendon like bands that run from your knee to the hip). This problem has made it very difficult to do many sports that I enjoy and recently caused extreme knee pain preventing me from sleeping. After the first couple of times at PT the pain went away and I am stretching and using a roller thingy every day. The thing is as we get older reduced flexibility starts causing major problems, so I now spend much more time stretching after a workout. Man I get too bored stretching, so today I figured out ways to stretch while I play X-Box, whatever works right....Anyway, just figured I would share this since I have been dealing with knee pain for a long time and always been told it was worn cartilage, amazing it took this long to get the diagnose right.

Balan7777
01-24-2012, 12:27 AM
20 years with ITBS? Yikes.

I had ITBS about 10 years ago so had to stop running for about six months and completely change my running style (basically learn to run again).

Better that than worn cartilage though.

NoJunk
01-24-2012, 01:03 AM
20 years with ITBS? Yikes.

I had ITBS about 10 years ago so had to stop running for about six months and completely change my running style (basically learn to run again).

Better that than worn cartilage though.

Curious to know what changes you made to your running.

crupiea
01-24-2012, 05:58 AM
I agree with the improtance of flexibility. Especially as we hget older.

When I visit my mom in her senior apt complex i look around and wonder when was the last time anyone there even tried to stretch even in the slightest. From what mom says it was sometime in the 70's.

I am not going out that way.