User Name wrote:
Yep, as Motorthings suggested, it's best to work on all the connectors (along with rolling the band), including the tensor fasciae latae and maybe the tibialis anterior. These are both connected to the IT band, but aren't always thought of when such problems pop up.
Yep: roller, or even a tennis ball or rolling pin.,
ITBS is a sign that something is out of balance and its usually brought on by suddenly increasing training volume or a change in position on the bike.
My bet is on the TFL being ridiculously tight. Its a muscle that is used a lot in cycling, especially if you do a lot of out of the saddle riding/sprinting
As far as rolling out the ITB itself, not gunna happen.
Do people really think that rolling around on the floor on a piece of foam is going to make any real difference to a thick, fibrous fascia with the tensile strength of mild steel, designed to keep all the powerful muscles of the upper leg in check?
Im all for rolling out everything, and while rolling out the ITB can feel great (albeit also very painful), its the rolling of all the surrounding muscles that really make the difference.