As featured in the 4th Issue of the Search4Hurt Magazine on sale from April 2015.
The views and information provided by Aspire Health & Rehabilitation, and Megan Gaudry, in the form of blogs, videos, photos and reviews are not in any way to be substituted as a Medical consultation, and are for education purposes only.
Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (or ITB Syndrome) is described as pain on the outside (lateral) of the knee. It can be quite a debilitating injury, impacting training and racing, as you saw with Matt in the Series 1 Episodes 7 and 8 of Search4Hurt. In these episodes you saw Matt describe the injury as painful and a ‘hot pinching’ sensation, that progressively worsened and stopped him from racing in the Maryville to Melbourne Triathlon, and ultimately resulting in some time away from running, and a cortisone injection. At this stage in the series, it was a nail-biter to see whether or not he could finish out the rest of the series with the same momentum as it started!