I've recently had issues with my IT Band, did all the stretches and PT. And it did not work. I recently decided to try out my old pair of running shoes(on a whim), that originally were bothering my knees(interior side). Amazing my outside IT Band seemed to be a lot better.
So, did some research, and may have realized I'm an under pronator, especially in my new shoes i bought that corrected my other knee issues. Looks like i went from Over-pronation in one pair to Under-pronation in the new pair.
I'm looking for ideas, stretching(pre-post) and particular muscle work that may help correct or alleviate the problem. I'm going next week to be properly fitted for shoes at a local running store.
So hopefully with the correct footwear, my new IT Band Strap, and some good running techniques i can put this issue behind me and enjoy the trails again.
Also, i see a lot of books on amazon about proper running technique, anyone read any of these and recommend one that shows how to train and practice proper technique, and maybe shows ideas to overcome common injures.
PS. i could not tag this topic correctly, not enough points. Not sure if someone can help with that. (stretching supination under-pronation it-band)
UPDATE 4.15.2013: So its been a month since i last updated this. About 3 weeks ago i went and got a proper fitted running show and insoles. Definitely less cushioning and lighter.
I've ramped up to 3+ continues miles and 6 miles with a few 30sec walking breaks. And NO IT Band pain! Woot. Doing a few mins of stretching(before and after), leg muscle workouts(especially hips), jumping and stepping up on exercise box/platforms(about 18"). But most of all, I really believe it was the shoes over everything. Its expensive to get fitted, but all the time and money i spent on other remedies, it would have been cheaper.
For me, my problem looked to be Supination(bow legged) caused by improper running shoes, hopefully this will help other people out there.