Tuesday, February 05, 2013

IT Band

Sounds like I'm forming a band for developers.  Larry, did your wife get one of these for her IT band issue?  The first time (hopefully the only time, your comment made me very nervous) I had an issue, they recommended a roller.  The appropriate process is to sort of lay on it with the affected "leg" and then roll back and forth.  You know you're doing it right when actual tears start to flow.  Not out of your leg.  The normal way, tears of pain from your eyes.  And I don't say that meaning "until it feels like you'll cry", I will admit to actual shedding of tears.  Hurts like hell.  Not kidney pain style, but definitely unpleasant.

I tried these exercises too.  Seemed to be making a difference, although the exercises less so than the roller.


Larry Rubinow said...

Nope, never seen (or heard of) that before. But I'll tell her about it.

LissyJo said...

It certainly sounds like IT band stuff (your previous post). The roller is the key. I had IT band stuff a year ago and to this day, i still roll nightly. If you stop, the grisly IT band will re-adhere to the underlying muscles and it will become stiff and start hurting immediately. After 2 wks of rolling nightly, that band will soften and it won't hurt as much. But when you first start--it hurts. Badly. Brings back memories.