I think I have that problem (IT Band).
Thank goodness it's on the other leg this time.
It all started during the half marathon. I thought maybe I was just running too close to the sidewalks. I iced. It went away. Nothing after my runs last week.
Then it started again during the race on Saturday.
What gives with my legs.
For your information it is pain on the outside of my right leg. In the general area of my knee cap, although it is not my knee cap that hurts. It's the side of my leg. Sometimes it is just not there. And then if I sit for a while, it kills me when I get up and bend my leg. But only for a short time of walking and then it goes away again. It almost feels like I'm weak in the knee. But again, it's not my knee that hurts. It's just that the pain is so great that I sometimes envision my knee collapsing on itself.
So, I'm taking a break. Riding the bike. Doing some stretches I saw on the internet. Ice. Advil. Etc. For a few days. Maybe until tomorrow. Or at least until the pain goes away.
Why does this junk seem to always happen.....to me?
Addendum: Add that my knee clicks on occasion as well.