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ITBS fix: Running Stride

30/11/2009

Found another fix if you are prone to Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome! Or you have ITBS or you had ITBS and you ought to know and should not come back.  So we’ve done the standard, phsyio, rest, ice, compression, massage, cross training, foam rollers and now…drum roll please …tada! Run properly with the correct strides.

The flaw stride presented are common stride that causes ITBS.

Yes so I need to correct my stride.

Flaw in my stride number 1
One hip drops when opposite foot is on ground
Stride Fix
Increase step width. Practice running along a straight line, making sure your feet land evenly on either side of it.

Flaw in my stride number 2
Thigh internally rotates during ground contact
Stride Fix
Actively engage the muscles of the buttock and the outside of the hip while your foot is in contact with the ground.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. 07/12/2009 6:38 pm

    That internal thigh rotation usually causes an “outward foot flick” as well. I’ve got a bunch of tips over at http://www.bulletproofknee.com .

    Thanks!

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