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I must start by explaining running is not my thing- i used to run half marathons until i had to give it up due to chronic achilles tendonitis. Anyway, im a fitness instructor and have recently been diagnosed with ITBS, which means no classes for me for the foreseeable future.;'( as i dont run, mine was brought on by overuse due to spinning and kettlebell workouts (all the lunges and squats with weights has aggravated it) coupled with a tight ITB and weak hip abductors. Thing is, i had no warning sign, just went on me randomly last week and since then I can hardly walk and in a considerable amount of pain. My physio has advised to start stretching it and doing exercises to strengthen my hip abductors and glute medes.
my question to all of you that have suffered with ITBS is, how long did it take before the stretched etc started having an effect? and how aggressive were you in your rehab approach.... and how much pain did you feel when doing these exercises? and did any of you take on a personal trainer to make sure you were doing the exercises correctly to avoid doing more harm than good?