I got into triathlon about 2 years ago and developed ITBS last year. It was severely debilitating. After seeing a specialist, taking the specialists advice, which consisted of: a 6-8 month break, a start back into running/cycling with shorter distances and longer stretch periods prior and after exercise, myofascial release with a foam roller.
It's pretty clear things have gotten a lot better. Having said that, while my right leg is all but recovered, the outer part of my left patella (outer knee) still exhibits pain from time to time after I run. Any advise? I stretch and use the foam foller daily as preventive self-maintenance.