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Old 02-14-2007, 12:27 PM   #1
Barney Lee
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Hi

For the last year or so I have been suffering from tendonitis in the hamstring tendon at the back of the knee, on the inside of the leg. I have been to my doctor and he sent me to a physio. they suggested RICE and strengthening exercises, but each time it returns worse than before. I was wondering if anyone had any similar experience and had any success with treatment?

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Old 02-15-2007, 03:30 PM   #2
Franklin Shogie
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many years ago I had something similar. It was caused from overstriding as I ran down hill.

for 3 months I did no running but instead did cycling workouts. as part of the workout I had to cycle pulling up on the pedal to generate power. this was back in the day of toe clips before there was step-in pedals.

I also received whirlpool treatments for the affected area which helped out with reducing inflamation.

I don't if my experiences are helpful...
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:15 AM   #3
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If you have real tendinitis (swelling & inflammation of tendon sheath), rest and ibuprofen to get out of the acute phase - should take one to two weeks, not more.

If it is alreay chronic and/or repetitive occuring, you have to ask yourself what you do wrong to make it re-occur all the time. Find it out, and stop doing it. These things are not god-sent. You misuse part of your body.

To get out of that vicious cycle of re-injury, triggerpoint massaging the affected muscles is good. You can do that by placing a tennis ball or baseball on a chair and sit/roll on it.

For more info on what and how to massage, see http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/27/14941.html.

Good luck, and fast recovery,

Christian
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