can anyone advise on a hamstring injury, I have had pain for over a week especially when I kneel or sit with my legs bent, and have a small bruise on my hamstring.
What is the best way to recover from this,I haven't ran for over a week but obviously do not want to be out for too long.
Is a physio visit needed ?
I visited a physio last week who told me I had a mild hamstring strain. She did some ultra sound and massage on it and then strapped me up with tape. Advice was not to run for a week. I am going back to see her on Thursday but still have a little ache. I am hoping to start running again. I would advise going to see a physio, as she told me if you run on a mild strain hamstring injury you run the risk of it tearing and then its a 6-8 week repair time. I have a half marathon this Sunday but not sure if I will be able to run it. If anyone has any further advice, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |