Our expert says:
These ITB injuries are tricky!
I am not sure exactly what the physio has done to date, perhaps some stretching? I think the problem here is clearly that having rested, you're coming back into running and have not sorted out the root cause of the problem. It's difficult to say what that cause might be, but it's usually a strength problem (of the glute muscles) or a flexibility problem (in many possible areas, including quads, and even tight calves could cause this). So perhaps you haven't covered all those basis in your rehab?
If so, then a biokineticist would be a good person to see, and you might consider it. Also, bear in mind that coming back from an injury is a tough call, and to go straight in at 10km or 15 km is very difficult. The hardest thing in the world is holding yourself back when you start out - you need to take 'baby steps'. For example, in that first week of coming back, you should probably not run more than about 4 or 5 km at a time. 30 min, maximum. Then in week 2, up to 35 min, and so on. It's going to feel like a waste of time, but until you can gradually adapt the body, the injury will just keep recurring.
So be patient, rather sacrifice 4 or 5 weeks of "lame" traning now than have to go through cycles of injury, rehab and rest.
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