Hamstring Pull....Again

VelvetUnderpants

Active Member
I am looking for advice regarding a niggling hamstring problem. I went for a run this morning intending to do 7.5 miles around 4.5 miles I felt the familier tightness then pain in my right hamstring. I slowly walked home and I have iced it a couple of times today. I always warm up before I run with dynamic stretches and spend 15 mins afterwards doing static stretches, particularly targeting my hamstrings. I do not stretch on no running days, I run three or four days a week, running 7.5 x2 or x3 and a hill run for twenty mins.

This is the third time it has happened and I am getting properly fed up with it recurring. I would see a physio but none of them are doing face to face due to Covid, so I am asking for advice for recovery e.g. good videos, articles or personal advice etc to help.

Thanks
 

vickster

Legendary Member
I am looking for advice regarding a niggling hamstring problem. I went for a run this morning intending to do 7.5 miles around 4.5 miles I felt the familier tightness then pain in my right hamstring. I slowly walked home and I have iced it a couple of times today. I always warm up before I run with dynamic stretches and spend 15 mins afterwards doing static stretches, particularly targeting my hamstrings. I do not stretch on no running days, I run three or four days a week, running 7.5 x2 or x3 and a hill run for twenty mins.

This is the third time it has happened and I am getting properly fed up with it recurring. I would see a physio but none of them are doing face to face due to Covid, so I am asking for advice for recovery e.g. good videos, articles or personal advice etc to help.

Thanks
I’m seeing a physio face to face tomorrow. I had the initial appt by video last week, which worked fine. Why not have a video appointment to get the diagnosis and rehab programme?

Are you doing a lot of cycling, a common culprit for shortened, tight hamstrings. Assume you have a stretching programme? Have you tried heat as well as ice?
 

Saluki

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Do you warm up and stretch before running?
I do hip flexor leans and then then hamstring stretches.
Kneel on left leg with right leg at the front and lean right forward to feel the hip flexor stretch, then back to feel the right hamstring stretch. Forward and backwards for about a minute or so, as its a dynamic stretch. Swap legs and do the same again.
I find that this helps me no end.
 
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VelvetUnderpants

VelvetUnderpants

Active Member
Do you warm up and stretch before running?
I do hip flexor leans and then then hamstring stretches.
Kneel on left leg with right leg at the front and lean right forward to feel the hip flexor stretch, then back to feel the right hamstring stretch. Forward and backwards for about a minute or so, as its a dynamic stretch. Swap legs and do the same again.
I find that this helps me no end.
I will definitely give that a try, I have not done any stretches since I pulled it. I am going to tentatively start gentle stretching today, I am hoping that if its just a small injury I may be able to try a gentle run/walk in a week or so.
 

Saluki

I've run away with my friends to..
Location
...New Tealandia
I will definitely give that a try, I have not done any stretches since I pulled it. I am going to tentatively start gentle stretching today, I am hoping that if its just a small injury I may be able to try a gentle run/walk in a week or so.
Have a look on YouTube for the ‘strength temple’. Nice yoga chap into stretches and sports mobility exercises.
 
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VelvetUnderpants

VelvetUnderpants

Active Member
I will certainl check out strength temple, thanks. I was looking up recurring hamstring pulls and apparently it can be problems with the glutes as well as inadequate warm up and stretching, so I will definately try to improve these issues, as this will set me back two or more weeks.
 

kingrollo

Veteran
Where does it go ? Is it the upper hamstring , If so you may need hamstring strength rather than stretched.
I would take the hit and see a good sports physio as advised above.
 
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