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How to Treat Hamstring Injury?(5 posts)

How to Treat Hamstring Injury?jzinckgra
Aug 12, 2002 12:13 PM
About 2 months ago, I injured my right hamstring or what I think is the hamstring. Too much beer and trying to dance like I was double jointed in my legs led to a painful morning after. Anyways, to pinpoint exactly where the pain is: if you take your right hand and grab the back of your leg, such that your hand is just below your butt. The pain is where your fingers would be grabbing. It's not a severe pain,more of a dull pain. Prior to riding, I'll do some stretching and can only stretch about halfway down (due to the pain) when stretching the hamstring. My leg doesn't seem to hurt too bad while riding, but more so afterwords, which then lingers for a couple days. Also I can feel it while running up stairs. The pain is very deep. Anyone have any advice, other than not trying to act like Michael Jackson the next time I go out? Thanks.
re: How to Treat Hamstring Injury?No_sprint
Aug 12, 2002 12:23 PM
Ice, no heat. Rest. If it's been two months, you can massage regularly. Stretch. If you didn't have bruising, you didn't tear it, at least not badly. After two months, it should be healed, so I can't really say exactly what's goin' on.
re: How to Treat Hamstring Injury?Jon Billheimer
Aug 12, 2002 2:47 PM
This is probably an injury that hasn't been allowed to heal properly. Make sure that your bike seat isn't too high. You might want to see a massage therapist who can do both massage, ultrasound, and electrotherapy. The danger is that the whole thing gets "armoured" over with adhesions and you either lose some flexibility permanently or end up re-injuring yourself.
re: How to Treat Hamstring Injury?jzinckgra
Aug 12, 2002 4:07 PM
Thanks. I'll see what I can do.
re: How to Treat Hamstring Injury?akatdog
Aug 12, 2002 11:50 PM
I agree get it taken care of ultrasound to reduce the scare tisue. I pulled mine 4 years ago continued my track season on it and wound up tearing it good. The back of my leg turned a cool shade of purple. Anyway the point of the story is it still not as limber and a phantom pain creps in occasionally. Get it checked out, messages are great.

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