I am battling a little body pains. My right knee is bothering me. I am currently using heat/ice treatment. Just frustrating. Last week I tried to take it easy which is difficult for me. On Saturday I went to play golf and by the 15th hole I was in some pain. I do not like when my pain starts bothering my golf game, and I am not able to be active. I tried to run a little last week, and it was not worth it. I definitely needed to rest my leg. Saturday evening I rested my knee with ice, heat, and ibuprofen. On Sunday morning I started to feel a little better so I went for a short jog. I had to stop, and walk but if felt a little better.
I started to do a little research about knee injuries. I thought it sounded like I had runner's knee. I bought an ace band for the knee. I like the feel of the compression on my leg. If helps a little bit. One of my co-workers says it sounds like I have IT band tightness. That is a definite possibility because I do not stretch as well as I should. He recommended to use a roller, and stretching. Using the roller was tough. I could really feel the tightness, and had some pain. Another gentleman at the gym explained he suffered the same problem I am currently having, and that with regularly stretching and the roller he feels better.
I am running in a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. I hope my leg feels better for the run. I am currently on my heat treatment. I will work hard to be diligent on stretching and using the roller to help my IT band.