took me two months to "recover".
Although I'm up to double digit runs again, I still feel the ITBS flare up slightly when I run hills or uneven surfaces.
I contribute the "Cho-Patt" strap to my recovery and of course cutting way back on the mileage and slowly rebuilding.
Every other day for four weeks I would walk/run three miles and after that I started slowly increasing the mileage according to pain.
Stretching/strengthening exercises and riding a lifecycle on the days I didn't walk/run helped greatly too.
I still wear that strap when I feel the flare-ups.
Get the strap!! It truly helps. Make sure it's not a generic strap. The real cho-patt comes in sizes - you have to have a tape measure in hand when you contact cho-patt to order it.
Good luck and have patience.
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