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Hamstring still not playing

JennieHolden
JennieHolden
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Decided to be sensible and I'm not going on my planned run tomorrow hamstring still very painful really gutted but I know it's not mended yet so it's back to the injury couch xx

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gary_bart

It'll save you time in the long run. (Just confirming what you know, yourself). Maybe you can walk or swim or something? (I could suggest lots of core work, but that's certainly not a reassuring suggestion.)

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Slow_Rob
Slow_RobGraduate

that is a real bummer :( I know from experience about being on the IC , it is hard and frustrating at the best of times .

You will get better and recovery but it will take time ...as gary said maybe some other form of gentle exercise whilst you recover .

Hope you recover soon :)

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JennieHolden

Thanks Rob x

Yeah I've been swimming and stretching in the sauna etc I'll just have to be a good girl and let it mend

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Mummysaurus
MummysaurusGraduate

Really hope you have a quick recovery

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JennieHolden

Me too it's been 2 weeks already I feel so lazy

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

I would get the ice out! Ice it as often as poss

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JennieHolden

I can only ice it before and after work I've also bought some ice rub X

I think it's just going to take time I JUST WANT TO RUN LOL

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AdamB
AdamBGraduate

If I read this correctly - it's been playing up for about a week now. Ice is good. If you can afford it £35 spent on a physio appointment may be worth considering if it doesn't start to ease up soon.

If you are desperate to get out - go for a bike ride. A bike offers you non-loadbearing exerciseand you may well find that the restricted range of movement that your hamstring goes through when riding as compared to running (your feet rotate in small circles) makes cycling do-able.

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JennieHolden
JennieHolden
in reply to AdamB

Hi Adam it's been two weeks this weekend !!! I'm going to give it another week and then see a physio unfortunately consultations are £60 where I live

I've been swimming each night and plenty of steam and saunas

Unfortunately the problem I have is the pain is right at the top of my leg and into my bottom so it pulls all the time even when sitting

I've rested lots this week so I might try getting into the gym next week xx

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