Feeling frustrated !

Having completed week 7 last Friday (14th), was feeling well on track for a 5k event in June. Ran on Sunday at greatlocalrun 2k, finished ok, drove home and stepped out of car in agony. Hamstring seemed to have gone completely rigid !

Have improved since and can walk fine now, have even managed to do some yoga and pilates (badly). Have bought a foam roller and even managed a dance class.

But I cannot run at all, even a few steps and the muscle behind my knee starts screaming. Feels as though my leg has no bounce at all and the impact is going straight to the back of the knee.

Have booked a physio appointment for Monday and hope he can steer me in the right direction.

Really want to get back running, something I would never have believed I would ever say before I began.

Has anyone else come back after hamstring/popliteal injury ? really would like to hear some good news.

Many thanks



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  • Oh dear! These things happen though. Hopefully your physio will give you some stretches and send you on your way. Or it could mean a lay off. Again, this happens to most of us at some point, usually when we don't want it to interfere with our best laid plans

    Til you have seen the physio you don't really know what, you've done. Hopefully it can be sorted with rest. Maybe you overdid it 😯

    Fingers crossed for you

  • Thankyou misswobble, have verdict from physio, sciatica ! My muscles and tendons are protecting my sciatic nerve which isn't uncoiling?trapped. Can try running after a few stretches but so far it still feels like running on a metal rod. Time needed i suppose. Really fed up now as was beginning to see the finish line. Hoping I can pick not too far back from where i had reached,

    Many thanks


  • Can you try some yoga or Pilates?

  • Am doing some pilates with a ball. Have started hatha yoga though how they expect beginners/50 plus to contort that far...... WILL get there, just really disappointed in myself at the moment. thankyou for listening

  • On google there are some yoga stretches for dodgy backs. Gentle is the word at the moment. I think to keep moving is good. Did your doc say?

  • Yes keep active, dance class has restarted after Easter, the break from this may have contributed as it keeps me flexible. I am definitely going to keep moving somehow until I can get going again.

    Exercises for abdominals so I can use them to support my back have been reccomended.

  • My husband has a back problem and had neurosurgery because of sciatica. He was recently suffering again and the physio told him to go to Pilates class to strengthen his back muscles. Folks seem to love yoga moves for all sorts of ailments. Did you see the 98 year old yogi on BBC new website yesterday? She was folded in half πŸ™‚

  • I definitely can't fold like that !

    Am doing some pilates and just starting yoga. managed 5 minutes on treadmill yesterday before somehow twisting my other hip. Something is scheming against me ! Managed to go to work, stairs were amusing to say the least. doesn't hurt at all sitting or lying, just moving. Work again this afternoon, if it is as bad I may ask to swap shift tomorrow as I normally take in the main delivery. And its all on the cctv, if anyone works out how to connect it to youtube I'm in trouble..

    My hubby had major back injury 2 years ago, was never given any physio or even advice. He is doing fine but has a noticeable curve/hunch. Suppose as usual would need to push for any help when he eventually needs it.

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