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    Over christmas (over a month ago now) I went for a run and I hadn't been in a while because I'd been at uni. I think I got iliotibial band syndrome after that as my legs weren't used to it, and for a few days I had a very painful outer knee when I walkedon it, particularly down slopes/stairs.

    Now back at uni and almost 1 and a half months later, the pain kinda is gone but if I do a simple days walking (say around town) the pain comes back! and I havent done any strenuous exercise since that time over christmas.

    What can I do to make it go away? I want to start running again but am afraid to as im sure it ll make the pain worse. I've heard there's exercises you can do but I have no idea how long it would take before I could start running again as its hard to tell as the pain comes back gradually after strenuous exercise. Does anyone have any advice?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Soffie)
    Hi,

    Over christmas (over a month ago now) I went for a run and I hadn't been in a while because I'd been at uni. I think I got iliotibial band syndrome after that as my legs weren't used to it, and for a few days I had a very painful outer knee when I walkedon it, particularly down slopes/stairs.

    Now back at uni and almost 1 and a half months later, the pain kinda is gone but if I do a simple days walking (say around town) the pain comes back! and I havent done any strenuous exercise since that time over christmas.

    What can I do to make it go away? I want to start running again but am afraid to as im sure it ll make the pain worse. I've heard there's exercises you can do but I have no idea how long it would take before I could start running again as its hard to tell as the pain comes back gradually after strenuous exercise. Does anyone have any advice?

    Thanks
    You may need some physio. As it's been such a long time, it would be worth seeing your GP and seeing what they say
 
 
 
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