Saw a Doctor at Sportsmed Subiaco today and had a cortisone shot into the inflammed bursar and also some needling of the tendon under local anaethetic. Doc said he could feel scar tissue when he was needling so thinks that I am pushing it to be able run a pain free marathon at Rottnest (pretty unlikely he thinks). He hopes that what he has done today will result in less/different pain but says my ITB is still too tight. Apparently though, I can't do any permanent damage so the question is if I can put up with the pain.
I am to do self massage with rolling pin and a cricket ball twice a day (not into the knee for 4-5 days) and also get some massage from someone who will "get right in there" on my ITB and is prepared to make it hurt.
I am to run on Thursday morning - nothing long but I'm allowed to try some quicker stuff so probably try 8.4km with 3-4km @ marathon pace.
Also saw the oesteopath this morning - I had the trifecta - ribs, back and pelvis all out of alignment so no wonder I've crocked myself. All lined up now though. I sounded like a bowl of rice bubbles under manipulation.
Back to the doc after the marathon for longer term solution re the ITB.
I'm going to do everything I can to get to the starting line with half a chance of finishing. That means being able to run more than 3.5km though which is something that was beyond me on Sunday.