“Hamstring strain injuries are very common in sports. They can become chronic, nagging injuries due to scar tissue formation with up to a 63% chance of re-injury.” Dynamic Physical Therapy & Sports Enhancement
In high school – long, long ago – I injured my hamstring playing sports and have re-injured it many times since. IT’S SO FRUSTURATING.
Five months ago I developed a pinched bursa in my left hip → which led to spasms in my gluteus medius – a TRUE pain in the butt! → and then the problem trickled down into my hamstring… because it will take any opportunity to cause me grief.
First, I got K-Laser Therapy from Laser Therapy & Chiropractic Center for my hip. This started helping immediately and paired with icing for a few weeks, inflammation was reduced without any medication. Then I started doing pressure point therapy for my butt muscle – basically I would sit on a tennis ball holding for intervals of 3 minutes while crying from all the pain until the spasm released. Thank you Results Physiotherapy, Murfreesboro Tn for the torturous, yet effective instruction you gave me 🙂 And finally I started using a foam roller and Tye4® to rehab that stubborn hamstring.
My BFF. Her name is Foam Roller
The Tye4 has been HUGE in helping me maintain/regain flexibility and maintain/build strength during this time. Over the past weeks, when my hamstring is being a nerd and causing aches and pains, I have consistently found relieve after using Tye4!
There is too much life to live to quit.