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Hamstring Injury Advice Please

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Dec 2015
10:01pm, 27 Dec 2015
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willdowney
I've been fighting a hamstring in injury coming on for nearly 3 months now

The pain is like i have been kicked on the back of my leg
no bruising
no back pain

I do around 30 minutes of core work/stretches every day

The pain started off really bad to the point I couldn't sit down in the car for 10 minutes but this has since subsided.
Physio thought it was my back nerves rubbing together but now this is not the case

I've went a total 3 weeks without running and and started again the last 7 days but the pain is still there but not as bad

I am running at about about 10% slower then what I was before and I dont feel I could do any long miles (i.e more than 6 miles)

The time frame of the injury would suggest surgery is an option as it might be a grade 3 but performance and everyday tasks would put it at a grade 1 or 2

I just want the pain to go away - 3 months of core and stretching / 2 1/2 months of scaled back running and 3 weeks of no running / I feel I've done my rest/recovery time and just want to get back running now

Any advice
Dec 2015
4:54pm, 30 Dec 2015
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jdarun
Are you really sure it's not a back problem? (how does the physio know?)
Feb 2016
1:02pm, 23 Feb 2016
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Sweaty Frank
Sounds very frustrating. I suggest that, if you like and trust your physio, you ask him/her for a referral to someone with more specialised training/experience with this problem. If you have no particular relationship with your physio, seek out another on your own. Ask among your running friends for recommendations.
Feb 2016
1:31pm, 23 Feb 2016
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SODIron © 2002
I had something similar a few years ago.. symptoms for me were a light / dull ache when running but a major pain after 30 mins or so driving.

In the end, it turned out to be some scar tissue in my back from an old football injury. Once this was treated the pain went away. It is worth noting though that I do also have poor glute firing when I run so that can also cause my hamstring to fire and take over doing the job my glute should.
Feb 2016
1:32pm, 23 Feb 2016
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SODIron © 2002
BTW - this was pain in hamstring...not back
Feb 2016
1:33pm, 23 Feb 2016
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Red Ant
SODIron do you do anything specific to improve your glute?
Feb 2016
1:36pm, 23 Feb 2016
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SODIron © 2002
yeah....the bridge...not been doing it too long but it is starting to work.
Feb 2016
1:40pm, 23 Feb 2016
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Red Ant
Oh really? Excellent cos I'm doing that already, however my right glute appears to have gone on holiday. I'm hoping at some point it might return and start functioning properly!
Feb 2016
2:11pm, 23 Feb 2016
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SODIron © 2002
yeah, miss-firing or rather non-firing glutes are a real pain in the ......

Last night I had to stop and restart my bridge exercises, I was getting hamstring cramp so knew my form was shot.
Feb 2016
2:52pm, 23 Feb 2016
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Red Ant
My sympathies and you got that right about it being a pain in the ...

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