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Old 01-15-08, 05:34 PM   #1
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Pulled hamstring, anyone?

I've had this problem for years...but occasionally I will irritate my left hamstring...doesn't seem to be a problem with cycling...but some of the other things I do tend to irritate it...Anyone had any luck treating such an injury or do you just take a break from physical activity?
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Old 01-15-08, 05:51 PM   #2
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Did you ever see a physiotherapist and did they suggest any specific stretching and strengthening exercises?

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I pulled one cycling - don't ask. Anyway, if you ride hard you can make it worse. Best to stay off the bike or other activity that bothers it for a week or 2. Once you start riding again you can wrap it with an Ace bandage. Do this for 6+ weeks. Most recently I had a problem in the early Fall of '06, settled down, but tweaked it again in 2/07 and 7/07, however I'm stretching better now and it hasn't bothered me since early Fall 07.
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make sure you are doing guad excersizes as well, usually a hamstring pull comes from an imbalance between the guad and the hamstring
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What do you do that irritates the hamstring?
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I use to have this problem when I was running, don't have it anymore since I switched to cycling. Usually what happens is you start to feel better but it is not completely healed. You then push and tweak it and it stays sore for a longer period. The only thing I found that works is not working it hard for 3 weeks to get things healed up and then do hurdle stretches.
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make sure you are doing guad excersizes as well, usually a hamstring pull comes from an imbalance between the guad and the hamstring
My problem was at least partially due to the seat positioning. The positioning either focuses the work on a smaller set of muscles, or if it's tuned right distributes the work to a wider group of muscles.
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