My hamstring won't heal!
August 28, 2007 4:30 PM Subscribe
I pulled my hamstring in June, right where the top of the ham hits the inner glute--not quite in the crotch but almost there. It wasn't bad, but I decided to take time off to let it heal. But no matter how much time I take off, as soon as I start working out again it starts hurting again! What do I do?
posted by schroedinger to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
After pulling it in June, I took a month off. One medium-intensity capoeira class later and the pain is back. I take another three or four weeks off and begin working out again. And sure enough, after the end of a set of lunges during my fourth workout back my hamstring is hurting again!
Now I don't know whether this is a tear or a pull. It provides some discomfort when I'm sitting or walking around, but nothing terrible--though I have a high pain tolerance so that may be masking the injury. Icing isn't very effective because there's a lot of flesh between the ice and the actual injury. Does anyone have any recommendations for rehabilitation? This has ruined my entire workout schedule for the summer and I don't want this to continue into the fall as well.