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I can't believe it. I did a 12K run Sunday perfectly well then did my stretches.......wherein I pulled a muscle in the back of my leg! What an idiot! So no running for me until this calms down....hopefully only a few days.

Boo hoo. Sad face. Glum Dan..

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Oh NO! no no no, not another injury, poor you.. very sad face indeed...hope you're feeling better soon XXXX

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Thanks CG. Miss Wobble correctly pointed out that it most likely is an "over stretch". So if I'm lucky, it'll heal in a few days.

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The more I read about injuries involved with muscle stretching - the less inclined I am to do it!! :) I have attempted it - but basically have not felt any benefit (or relief?) of any kind afterwards - although I have heard many praise it.

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Me too - just had too many pings in the past. Even now it is NHS Strength and Flexibility or yoga or swimming that make things go ping for me.

But very unfair for you. Do you think you might have got cold really fast or something like that? Fingers crossed it wears off very soon.

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Me too - just had too many pings in the past. Even now it is NHS Strength and Flexibility or yoga or swimming that make things go ping for me.

But very unfair for you. Do you think you might have got cold really fast or something like that? Fingers crossed it wears off very soon.

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No. I was warm, but because of a niggle in my thigh I think I was a bit too overly keen with my stretch on that leg!! Such a plonker.

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Aargh... easy mistake to make though!

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Sorry to hear that Dan. Hope it's quick to mend

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Oh rats! What a crock of wotsit! It must only be an over-stretch. You can't have done owt major to it I'm sure (being as I'm an expert!)

Hopefully after a day off you'll be good to go for a bit of a walk on it to test it out. Walk backwards for a bit round the garden or up and down the hall if it's snowing

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Thanks MW. I think you're right. Tis but an overstretch. I'm gonna have to take more care with my stretching next time. I'm such a WAZZOCK!!!

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Oh no!! That is horrid - get better soon!

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Merci vixchile. Ice pack tonight...

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Oh Dan! Not you too. Be very very kind to yourself. RICE is the order for the next few days. Hope you feel a lot better soon! Big virtual hugs for you!

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Cheers Beek. You are so kind! Hoping it'll clear up before too long.

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That's so kind of you carole - thank you. I'll take a look.

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That's so unlucky after a great run too! Chill for a while, do an Arnie!

("I'll be back!")

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Love it! Hahaha!

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This surprised me and makes sense!

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Really interesting thanks!

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My sympathy, damaged my tendon at the top of my hamstring 2 weeks ago doing a stretch! Now having to rest and build up stretches slowly. Hurts to walk, cycle, sit and run! Physio also told me to try hot and cold treatment straight after each other just for 2 mins on the sore area 3 times a day to promote healing. Might take 6 weeks but don't jump back in too fast!

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You need some nice massages from that lovely husband of yours.

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I've hurt myself stretching before. It was after a steep, quick run and I think because I was so warmed up and endorphin-filled I just didn't feel any resistance when I should've done (if I run to my yoga session I find my body drops much deeper into the stretches and feels great, but aches like nothing on earth the next day. Watch out for those natural painkillers!!!). Good news is, it was fine after a day or two. Good luck.

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Oh what a bu**er Dan. I know we are told to stretch after a run but loads of physios, trainers, etc don't think we should as there is no evidence to say it does any benefit! I must admit I always stretch as it makes me feel more "loose" and now I'm frightened not to!

Hooe you get back out there soon.

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I damaged my hamstring on an orienteering event before Christmas. Still not better, but it only hurts when I sit down. Physio gave me some exercises, but said I could continue running if it did no hurt it. Did 9k yesterday with no problem. Badminton today ok, but it is a pain in the a*** as I type this.

Let me know how you get on.

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omg you must get it sorted for 1st. Plenty of RICE and anything else to make it better.

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