For those that have had IT Band issues related to a bike fit what did the fitter do to correct? I have been suffering from IT issues for 9 months and last week I had an epiphany that maybe the bike is causing my pain and not running.
Brief history, I took two months off back in September to rehab ankle tendinitis. Doctor said I could bike and or swim, but no running. I jumped on the bike 6-7 days per week for months straight. Once I started back running my IT band started to really hurt. I never noticed any pain (only minor discomfort on the bike now) for the last nine months. Pain was only there running so I figured running was the problem.
I am stopping the bike for now until I see a fitter, which isn’t until October 1st. First available appt that worked for my schedule (he only had 3 openings in Sept). The bike is a TT bike on a Kickr. I haven’t changed my fit on the TT bike since 2015/16. I have a road bike with a more recent fit that I use to ride outdoors and I never notice any discomfort while riding outdoors.
I am currently seeing a PT and doing strength exercises, but I feel like the bike is the source of the problem, I could be wrong though. Before all of this I would ride a few days a week, sometimes two, but was mainly running after stopping triathlons in 2019.
Really asking so when I do see the fitter what should I be looking for so I know he is not steering me wrong? I have paid for 3-4 fits in the past that were a complete waste of money. Supposedly this guy knows how to fit people with all sorts of fit related injuries.