Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Senior Member dauphin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,993
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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?

  2. #2
    POWERCRANK addict markhr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North Acton, West London, UK
    Posts
    3,783
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Did you ever see a physiotherapist and did they suggest any specific stretching and strengthening exercises?

    if not it's either this

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...g+injury+rehab








    or .....psst, shilling ....pssst, top of my sig
    shameless POWERCRANK plug
    Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
    Condor Cycles - quite possibly the best bike shop in London
    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

  3. #3
    Double Secret Probation R900's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Eastern Indiana
    My Bikes
    Madone 6 series SSL, Cannondale CX9, Trek TTX, Trek 970, Trek T2000
    Posts
    2,579
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Time to Ride...

  4. #4
    Seņor Member USAZorro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Carlisle, PA
    My Bikes
    1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1994 Trek 830 MTB, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead, Unicycle
    Posts
    13,034
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rest up. Stretch out. Cross train.
    The search for inner peace continues...

  5. #5
    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    West West Fort Worth
    My Bikes
    Mongoose XR-100, Eros Bianchi
    Posts
    4,272
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...c/Gray1239.png
    I'm having problems with either the bicep femoris or poplileal fossa
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
    So many sayings, so little sig space.

  6. #6
    fishologist cohophysh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    My Bikes
    Diamondback MTB; Leader 736R
    Posts
    1,200
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    make sure you are doing guad excersizes as well, usually a hamstring pull comes from an imbalance between the guad and the hamstring
    We cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them. A.E.

    1990 Diamond Back MTB
    2007 Leader 736R
    www.cohocyclist.blogspot.com
    http://www.loopd.com/members/cohocyclist/Default.aspx



  7. #7
    BF's Level 12 Wizard SingingSabre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    My Bikes
    Diamondback Sorrento turned Xtracycle commuter
    Posts
    1,414
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What do you do that irritates the hamstring?
    Shameless plug (my sites):
    Photography
    Vanity
    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn
    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

  8. #8
    OnTheRoad or AtTheBeach stonecrd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Weston, FL
    My Bikes
    Ridley Noah RS, Scott CR1 Pro
    Posts
    2,161
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large

    2013 Noah RS

  9. #9
    ROAD enthusiast revolator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Bat Cave
    Posts
    722
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •