I know every man and his dog has posted a thread about this issue but nothing I've tried has worked and I'd like to try here before I end up punching a hole through the wall.
Bit of backstory...
I've only competed once before - in the Nottingham half marathon, which went very well throughout. No issues arose during the training or the event itself and I finished in a pretty healthy 1:45.
I decided that I had so much fun running the half that i'd very much like to compete in a full marathon and signed up for Paris. Unfortunately for me the ITBS flared up during my very first training session in November.
I think the problem is overuse since I hadn't done any running since the half marathon and went straight onto a 5 mile fast run, probably not the brightest idea... plus I was on a treadmill, which I hadn't used to train on before that point.
So fast forward to now... I've rested, tried foam rolling, physio, gait analysis, TWO pairs of new shoes for my over-pronation, stretching and glute exercises. The furthest I've managed during the entire training is 8 miles before the pain kicks in, usually I make it to about three but sometimes I don't even make it a mile and a half.
Do you guys have any advice? I feel I could benefit most from those of you that have overcome this issue or people that deal with this problem in others, but I will of course happily eat up any advice anyone has for me! (though I don't want to resort to cortosteroid injections, I don't feel that's a good idea)
I'm considering acupuncture as the next option, good plan?