What I especially liked was his little "at your age" comment. Hey, thanks, doc. I need to be reminded that I move into a new age group in June.
His recommendation was more preventative than therapeutic. At least for the knee. I actually asked him about the ITB pain behind my knee. Because as we all know, pain is something to pay attention to.
The strap helps but oddly enough, what seems to help even more (and this is just from experience, I have no other data) is keeping my carb levels up during long runs -- gu, honey & peanut butter, and I always carry a Clif bar in case I feel entirely zapped. But keeping my tummy full seems to have helped my ITB.
Am I on to something here or am I just holding a feather in my trunk. (Hey! Another elephant reference -- Dumbo!)
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi
Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon, Dublin, Ireland, 8/5/2013 ie.competitor.com/dublin/