Around 6 weeks ago I started to get pain in my IT band. I tried resting with stretching for 2 weeks almost immediately after the injury, and the problem has persisted.
Currently I'm swimming 3 times a week, occasionally cycling and trying to get running again. I have been trying to stretch before and after workouts and this seems to help relieve the pain at first, however it is noticable (if not very bad) after 2/3km and painful at 5.
My question is are there negative consequences to training with the injury? ie, if i continue to run, with lots of stretching, am i going to gradually lengthen/loosen the IT band, or am i just going to make the problem worse?
In addition to specifically running, should I still cycle and swim, Help!