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Anybody ride with an IT Band?

Old 01-06-06, 03:05 PM
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Anybody ride with an IT Band?

aka: knee brace for ITB syndrome.

Does it help?

Does it hinder your movement?

Thoughts...
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it didn't necessarily help me on the bike - my ITB problems were being caused by my specific set up on the bike. Are you trying to help an already existing injury, or is your ITB syndrome caused by the bike? if it's being caused by the bike, the knee brace won't do much.
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Originally Posted by timmhaan
it didn't necessarily help me on the bike - my ITB problems were being caused by my specific set up on the bike. Are you trying to help an already existing injury, or is your ITB syndrome caused by the bike? if it's being caused by the bike, the knee brace won't do much.
My bike fit is good. Ive had the ITB issue about three weeks now.

How it happened: I was doing one of my usual rides, at about mile 50, I stopped and chatted with some other cyclist for about 20min. I was sitting on my top tube with my right leg clipped in (like I do at long traffic lights) the entire time. That did it. ***DON'T DO THIS***

After a lot of R.I.C.E, I got back out yesterday without any problem - until about mile 20.

Im just wondering if a IT Band will allow me to ride longer, and help prevent pain as Im recovering.

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I would say just rest it. Aggravations like that need rest to heal. If you ride, take it easy - don't push too hard and don't go too long.
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