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I think I have IT Band Syndrome. Woke up in the middle of the night with knee pain and today it is pretty bad. I stepped up the rowing yesterday and I think I flared it up. Is ice the only thing I can really do? How long will this last because this is terrible. I have acupuncture scheduled for later, which Jonas thinks I should still go to despite having to take a car to get there. I also have a chiropractor appointment tomorrow, which I made last week. This exercise shit is bullshit.
 

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I think I have IT Band Syndrome. Woke up in the middle of the night with knee pain and today it is pretty bad. I stepped up the rowing yesterday and I think I flared it up. Is ice the only thing I can really do? How long will this last because this is terrible. I have acupuncture scheduled for later, which Jonas thinks I should still go to despite having to take a car to get there. I also have a chiropractor appointment tomorrow, which I made last week. This exercise shit is bullshit.
I have a message gun, with a stall rate I can't even come close to hitting, and those things are painful and magical on an IT band.
 

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I think I have IT Band Syndrome. Woke up in the middle of the night with knee pain and today it is pretty bad. I stepped up the rowing yesterday and I think I flared it up. Is ice the only thing I can really do? How long will this last because this is terrible. I have acupuncture scheduled for later, which Jonas thinks I should still go to despite having to take a car to get there. I also have a chiropractor appointment tomorrow, which I made last week. This exercise shit is bullshit.
I had it a long time ago from cycling.
I was sent for multiple treatments of Rolfing, which hurt, way worse than the IT band pain.
 

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This is what I have, and the description that it is NOT QUITE is very, very accurate. The thing is near impossible to stall.

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But this is on the knee itself, the lower end of the band. Maybe it is a LCL issue, but based on reading it seems more like the IT Band. Do I just ice the thing and hope for the best? This is quite bad, I couldn't row with this if I wanted to.
 

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But this is on the knee itself, the lower end of the band. Maybe it is a LCL issue, but based on reading it seems more like the IT Band. Do I just ice the thing and hope for the best? This is quite bad, I couldn't row with this if I wanted to.
Ice and hard foam roller will also help. Lay on your side and roll on the hip.
 

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The way it was explained to me at the time was that fascia is making the IT band stick to your muscle instead of moving independently. So when you exercise, every time the muscle fires, it tugs on the band. You get inflammation and tears at the connection point. You have to bust up the fascia.
Meet up with Bear, and let him use the love gun on you...
 

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Short term: nothing beats RICE* plus Vitamin I by the handful.

Medium term: stretching and foam rollers.

Long term: PT and gait analysis (rowing analysis?), recurrent IT band pain usually indicates that there’s something hinky in your biomechanics.


* RICE = Rest Ice Compression Elevation
 

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I have a theragun, which seems similar to bear’s contraption except mine looks like a triangle musical instrument. It truly is magical. Better than foam rolling, which also works well. People (including myself) also never stretch out their IT bands before exercising
 

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