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    Mad Town Biker Murrays's Avatar
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    Pulled Hamstring Suggestions

    It seems I have a pulled hamstring from playing basketball. Essentially, it feels like a very tight muscle in the back of my leg. I stretch, message, rest, etc. and it starts to feel better. On Sunday, it felt fine for 3 games of BBall or so, then WHAM, it felt like a big knot on the back of my leg.

    Luckily, it doesn’t feel bad when I spin, but I would like to keep playing BBall until the riding weather gets better here.

    Any suggestions on dealing with a pulled hamstring?

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    . . . rosebud . . . Diggy18's Avatar
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    I think there's a fine line between letting the muscle get weak and re-injuring it, and that fine line is the fastest way to heal. Those dang muscles take a while to fully heal up. Ice and massages sound like a good idea.

    Can you wrap it while you play ball or even spin, to give it some extra support?

    You didn't feel a popping sound when you hurt it, did you?
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    Mad Town Biker Murrays's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggy18
    You didn't feel a popping sound when you hurt it, did you?
    No I didn't feel a popping. I assume that's a bad thing?

    According to this site, I would classify it as a "Class 2" strain http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cy...ringstrain.htm

    Wrapping it was something I considered, I might give that a try.

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