Tweaked a Hammy. Now What?
About a week ago I felt a small twinge at the lower part of my hamstring, maybe a couple of inches above the knee. It wasn't painful, but reminded me at the time of a rubber band being snapped. It happened as I strained hard to get out of a busy 4 way stop sign quickly.
2 days later I rode again without much pain, then went out of town for a few days. Now I am feeling some pain back there when I ride. Not anything alarming, just a dull ache that stays on as a bit of a burn after I've completed riding. I think subconsciously I am favoring the leg a bit as I pedal. It's definitely not anything serious, but I'm curious as to what the consensus is here regarding how to take care of this thing to heal up as quickly as possible.
I can't ride without doing some pretty steep hills, and weigh 240 lbs. My daily ride is 16 miles.
Thanks for any input.