illio-tibial band syndrome and running

I've been an aerobic group exercise instructor for 20 years and a personal trainer for 7 years. Recently I have gotten into running but I find I keep getting ITB syndrome. I was told by a massage therapist that my IT bands were very tight due to the type of training I have done over the years. I know several excellent stretches which I am very consistant with and I do plastic stretching. Still, when I least expect it, the ITB syndrome comes back. I am only running about 3-4 miles at a time and I vary my speed (I found that it helped in the past). My question is: can orthodics help with this problem?

Posted By Denise currie on January 15, 2002 at 00:13:29:

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