Post by sandyigood on May 15, 2005 23:50:38 GMT -6
I am very heavily into Triathlons and are setting up to the Half Ironman on the Gold coast in October but I have hit a big snag!!!! I have a problem called ITB syndrome that’s the band that joins the outside of the knee to your bum so I am told. It only happens when I ride my bike and the next day it is very tender and sore to bend, I have no problems running at all only biking long klm’s. The question should I go to a chiropractor or a physio and what do you suggest for this pain in the arse problem, stretches massage etc.
Post by Ryan Meis, M.D. on May 16, 2005 9:49:37 GMT -6
Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome is a painful nuisance that often afflicts endurance athletes. The mainstays of treatment include targeted stretching of the ITB, simple antiinflammatories, correcting any training errors (if they exist), correcting footwear and arch abnormalities, and rest. Rest is difficult when you are in the middle of an intense training period, and this can result in lingering symptoms that fail to clear until an appropriate rest period can be taken. The need for surgical intervention is quite rare, and is reserved for long-term refractory cases of ITB syndrome. A physical therapist can show you appropriate stretching and provide different physical modalities which may be beneficial. If symptoms persist, then seeking out a sports-trained physician is recommended.