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Old 08-12-2008, 06:34 AM   #1
James Reynolds
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Pulled hamstring...

No threads on this topic in search, a bit of a surprise.

I pulled a hamstring last night sprinting.
-Swelling is easily noticeable by feel, not so much by sight.
-Gait affected. Putting on clothes is a struggle.
-Getting sudden twitches and pain with movement.
-Flexing knee against resistance gives pain
-Can't fully extend knee w/o pain.

So bummed out. Going to miss class at my affiliate at least this week I would imagine ...



How does this plan sound for treatment:

Day 1-2
Rest, stay off feet as much as possible
Cold therapy (RICE)
Compression bandage to minimize intra-muscular bleeding

Day 3-7
pain free static exercises
mobility work - bend/extend leg as long as no pain
light massage / foam roll

Day 7
Light hamstring strength work
Stretching 5 times a day
foam roll work 2 x daily

Start working back to normal activities as able.


Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:38 AM   #2
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Re: Pulled hamstring...

Take care of if ASAP. I didn't. I pulled mine back around May 1st. And I'm still feeling it.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:01 AM   #3
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Re: Pulled hamstring...

Wondering if maybe this is what happened to me as well. I can extend my leg with no pain, but the bending gives me plenty.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:17 AM   #4
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Re: Pulled hamstring...

Update at a week post-injury.

I never knew a pulled hamstring would (or could) make such a NASTY bruise - it's growing like a giant amoeba on the back of my leg. I took a photo, but I will spare you all ... lol

Doing static stretching and very easy mobility stuff now. I never thought I would use an eliptical machine again, but at least I can get my legs moving without pain using it at a very low resistance level. Not even enough to get my HR over 100, but its something.

Massage and foam roll - i can barely take any pressure still, but it's getting a bit better slowly.

Doc gave me motrin 800s to take for a week...reminds me of the Army

Probably going to miss three weeks of class at my affiliate, which sucks, but I have to take this one pretty seriously and not try to come back too hard to soon.
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