could it be both? even if it was just one or the other… would doing stretches forsomething that ISN’T wrong be an issue… i’ve have tendonitis in my knee before (it’s pretty undercontrol right now, but can start up at any time) as well as elbow tendonitis on both arms…
so, that seems more likely, that said, i wouldn’t mind doing both just to be safe…could anybody recommend quad tendonitis techniques (i live in canada… the school i go to is one province over, and about an 8 hour drivefrom where i live, and am at now, so, free physio until september is out of the question…
and, as i’m a student, i’d LIKE to avoid going to physio if at all posible (plus, i don’t like any of the one’s in town, for both my knee and elbow tendonitis, the main thing they reommended was to not lift heavy weights… and… that’s out of the question if it has to be for the whole summer…i’d prefer to deal with the pain[/quote]
Sure, it could be both, or it could be something else entirely. I’m not here to diagnose.
There would be no problem with stretching or rolling the IT Band even if it doesn’t need it, so go ahead if you have the free time.
Stretches for the quad tendon would be a standing quad stretch with the glute contracted on the side you are trying to stretch, as well as a kneeling hip flexor stretch (like the bottom part of a lunge), again with the glute contracted.
Contracting the glute prevents the pelvis from rocking forward, which would alleviate some of the stretch. Foam rolling the quad would help too.
ART would be great for it, but probably not much cheaper than seeing a physio.
If it doesn’t seem to be getting better, call your school and talk to the training staff. See if they know someone at a school in your area that might take a look at it for free.