I hope you get some answers at your appointment. My right IT band has been grumpy since the San Diego marathon, that sloped freeway stretch was probably the least runner friendly section of a race course I have ever seen!
I get knee pain as well. Only when running, no other activities. It has been a long standing issue. I work on strengthing my IT band and alternating sides of the road frequently. It has helped me but I know exactly what causes my pain. Hope this helps
Holly/Texas. Time Zone: CST; Don't do anything today you can't maintain for the rest of your life; Studies show a mere 11 minutes of weight training 3 times a week is enough to reduce your body fat and raise your metabolism.
You might want to see a doctor to make sure that what you have truly is runner's knee and not something else. There are lots of moving parts in there! In the meantime, don't run, keep off of it as much as you can, and ice it several times a day for 15 minutes at a time.
Sorry to hear of your injury and I hope you recover soon!
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