I couldnt find the PM link to you but I would like to touch base. I have a SUPER high pain tolerance but this is the worst with this IT band stuff…after a week of SWAT training in the snow rolling around ice on pavement, dropping to kneeling, sitting, prone, roll over prone, and having to sprint and then do various positions making shots in 3 seconds double tap steel, both ITs are killing again and making it feel like my patella tendons are sore too…
As far as pain, maybe Im getting old and soft. But in high school I played my senior year with a L2 stress fracture, broken hand, and broken ankle (new cast on ankle each week then shoe taped to it, brace for back, and surgery post season rebreaking the hand and putting 3 fingers back into place). I also played my junior HS season with mono not knowing it till the last game where the docs said I was lucky my spleen didnt blow and they didnt know how i made it that far.
In middle school I had an evulsion fracture on my left hip and went without going to doctor for a while, and 9th grade stress fracture in my right hip where the ham attaches and played the entire basketball season with it until baseball season where i couldnt take the pain anymore…they put me in body cast that I cut off myself in 3 weeks since i couldnt stand it…during my college playing years at various times I tore both hamstrings and came back to play, tore the medial head of my calf where it rolled up and they said Id never run again (came back for 5th season and had a great season with near 150 tackles), I dislocated a shoulder where they said Id need surgery and didnt get it but still played, dislocated it again in grad school doing jujitsu, when I got all the MRIs, X-rays, they said my capsule is broken front and rear, detached ligaments, hooked clavicle, and spurs in my AC joint (due to years of olympic and power lifting possibly plus football), and Ive yet to get surgery on it even though doc said someday Ill have to (and I still hang clean 335, squat in the 500’s but have to hold wide on the plates or my shoulder kills if i grip the bar, close grip 315 for reps), Ive pulled part of my groin off the bone ( I forget the technical doctor stuff about it), had a tear in a bicep, tear in a quad, and probably more to the list of soft tissue injuries I dont recall at this hour but still never quit training for long periods or missed a football season other than when the calf went south.
So I think my pain tolerance is pretty high. I work around all the old injuries, but these IT bands just never seem to go away and yes even driving or getting out of a car at times kills them, mostly the right side but the left hurts too. It starts deep in the upper middle part of the quad, and works its way down to making my knees ache really bad if I dont stand up and walk around and stretch. I pray this doesnt mean that there is something worse wrong with me, or that I need to back off squatting heavy for a bit till it subsides?
Most of my injuries never happened while playing sports, but I think were due to overtraining. These days I dont think I over train because frankly I dont have the time. I work long hours (12-18) and some weeks go with no days off, and what days I have off I coach at a local college and facilitate a prayer group for athletes. So I dont think Im still overtraining at this point, but paying the price for the years I did. In college they always questioned me if I was on the juice and would test me, always saying all these soft tissue injury prone issues were indicative of the sauce, but I never was on. I just trained like madman and downed every legal supplement at hand. I cant call it quits and go to a “normal” fitness style routine! That would kill me!
Thanks for the help! Please PM me if the link works for you!