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Is it ITB?

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Jun 2020
11:31am, 8 Jun 2020
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A couple of times over the last couple of weeks, whilst on my bike (turbo) I have had a pain that stays for a few minutes then goes.

It's not every ride and although it hurts it's not painful enough to make me stop.

It doesn't hurt when run/walking either.

My instinct says ITB as it's near the knee but it's outside just below the knee - tender when prodded! - as if it's the lower leg tendon joining the knee?

Obviously any search relating to knees and pain in Google says ITB but I'm not 100% sure especially as it comes and goes and it's always there. I mean today was a slower than normal session in a lower gear and it hurt whereas Friday when I was in a big gear and low cadence it was fine!

Any recommended strength/stretching ideas too please!

Thanks lovely fetchies!
Jun 2020
12:52pm, 8 Jun 2020
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Sounds like ITB but I am no physio. I founf TFL stretches really helped when I had similar.
Jun 2020
2:03pm, 8 Jun 2020
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Thanks Stu
I think I need to up my stretching
sitting all day and using the turbo obviously isn't good!
Jun 2020
10:49pm, 8 Jun 2020
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Red Ant
EP, it hurts like billy-o but rolling my ITB with the foam roller is the only thing that keeps mine in check. Hope it feels better soon cos it's horrid! xxx
Jun 2020
7:15pm, 11 Jun 2020
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I haven't had ITB pain since early days running (I don't bike much, so can't comment from bikeage point of view). I now do foam roller AND the side stretch thing, with legs crossed thing.

Hope you get it sorted. :-) G

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