Just re-started training after an enforced break thanks to a heavy cold that wouldn't go. Started well enough, last Saturday was about to go on a broken five mile run, in intervals. Didn't even make it a mile - sharp pain across the front of my knee put paid to that. Walked back, cursed a lot. Also been suffering sciatic pain, but had that before anyway. This knee pain comes and goes, but luckily has not been as severe as one that initial run again. I'm sh*t-scared to go out on another run though, I'm always like that after getting an injury.
Anyway, the question is... How would I know if it's ITBS? I'm fairly sure that's the case... And ITB stretches seem to help, big time.
Also, what's a sensible rest period for something like this? Can ice help? Should I do the stretches more frequently (do them about twice a day at the moment)??
I want the moon on a stick, me. Mind you, if I got it I would probably drown.