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Old 11-21-2008, 02:26 PM   #5
Kevin McGuinness
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Location: Caldwell  New Jersey
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Re: Runners: Please help my friend!

If there wasn't a specific acute injury that she can point to as the cause of the pain it sounds like an overuse injury, perhaps inflammation in the tendons of the hamstring. RICE for a day or two, followed by 15 minutes of a heating pad twice a day, avoiding all activities that cause any pain, including stretching. After a week try to start stretching lightly, increasing stretching and activity as pain allows.

A compression sleeve during the day did wonders for me when I had a sore knee last year.

-Kevin M.
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