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Originally Posted by jennings780
Thanks for the responses and advice.
One of my clients is an orthopedic surgeon. I e-mailed him today with my symptoms and thinks I am correct that it is trocanteric bursitis. He wants me to come see him in the next day or two for a precautionary x-ray and referal to PT for strengthening and stretching. He said he may do a cortisone shot also. We'll see . . . I really want to get back to running. I have an olympic distance tri in 6 weeks . . .
Easy with those cortisone shots ..... over the long-haul they can cause more damage than you started with, as they can weaken soft tissue.
I've been struggling with IT Band problems for the last 6 weeks or so. It's really ruining my summer as it's keeping me away from my favorite activities, but I just can't make it go away! I've done regular stretching, icing, and have been using a massage ball up and down the IT Band (maybe I need the foam roller?). Anyway, I guess my point is just to do what's necessary to get rid of it before it becomes a chronic issue ......