Our expert says:
I was going to say the glutes are the most important, and then I saw that you'd already done that, so that kind of blew my "missing" ingredient up a little.
I"m never a fan of stopping altogether, but it does sound as though maybe you do push a little too far beyond the capability, especially after such long layoffs, so I'd say back off the training, but don't stop. Even if ths means you walk 30 minutes rather than run 5km, every second training session.
But I do think you need to see someone about it. You have in the past, and I fully appreciate that the last thing you want is another consultation, but you would do well to get it properly assessed and have those rehab exercises evaluated. And honestly, it may feel like an ITB problem, but it may have another cause. There may be more effective ones you can try. I'm not sure where you are, but if in Cape Town, then UCT Sports Injuries Clinic have great physios and bios and that's where I'd suggest you go. But any physio who deals in sport should be able to assist you.
Remember, those glute strength things will take a long, long time to have an effect, and so we're talking every day training for months before it is corrected, so also be patient. BUt I'd try accelerate it by seeing someone in sport.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.