IT Band Syndrome is commonly caused by lack of strength
I’ve been struggling with IT Band Syndrome since 2005 when I started training for the Big Sur marathon in 2006. It got so bad at mile 18 that I had walk most of the way. After the marathon, it came and went when I ran. There would be periods when it was fine then there would be periods when it hurt (like the tendon was being flicked at). Now, it is at the point where it hurts every time I try to run. I’ve taken long and many rest periods where I just say I won’t run anymore. I understand that seeing a professional is needed but what can I do?