Yep, that’s what I have IT band and Pirifomis syndrome. I went to a physical therapist for a screening to find out what was going on with my leg and that was the diagnosis. So it’s my first official athletic injury 🙂 She explained what it was, I had never heard of either of them. Apparently it is common in runners. Does that make me officially a runner now? ha! I went to Dr. Google and looked it up when I got home there is a good bit of information out there about it (IT Band Syndrome) (Piriformis Syndrome). Anyway, I was not able to go the half-marathon training this week because I didn’t know what was going on but she told me to take it easy, get a foam roller, (got it today), and she showed me some stretches to do. But no running at least a week to see how everything works out; and if it is not better I need to get a referral for therapy. It was funny she told me “now let me tell you when you use the foam roller it will hurt”. I said okay and thank you for letting me know. I appreciated her honesty.
I let Jason the coach know what was going on and he also suggested I also I use the stationary bike and the elliptical as well until I’m able to run. The therapist told me not to start going full force back into running, no long runs, just short easy runs. 😦 I’m not sure how this will affect my training for the half but at least that is not until November; I need to do what I need to do so my leg can heal properly.
Keep you posted…keep on running and take care of yourselves… 🏃🏾