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Discussion: BLOWN HAMSTRING REPAIR

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Jan. 21, 2008
GUNNY A
Men's 55
13 posts
BLOWN HAMSTRING REPAIR
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A TORN OR BRUISED HAMSTRING? THANKS.........GUNNY A
Jan. 21, 2008
pete88
Men's 50
46 posts
Gunny,
Don't know part of your hamstring is injured, but I pulled both of mine near the end of a season in rec league about 4 years ago. Felt a tingling at the bottom of my butt, but didn't know what it was. It progressively got worse. Went to a couple of chiropractors who informed me they were pulled hamstrings. They both said to rest it. That meant no running, doing squats, jumping rope, jogging, nothing. It took me 3 months or so for them to heal. If I over exert them I can feel the pain coming back. Proper stretching and running relaxed seems to have worked the best for me . I posted a message March 9, 2007, under general and miscellaneous, that has a lot of good advice from other softballers on how to take care of the hammys. Good luck.
Pete
Jan. 21, 2008
doker
Men's 60
168 posts
HEY GUNNY DOKER HERE!!!! TORE MY RIGHT HAMMY 1.5 YRS AGO AND AM JUST NOW GETTING BACK TO NORMAL.........REST UNTIL THE PAIN AND BRUISING GOES AWAY!!!!! THEN SEE PHYSICAL THERAPIST IF YOU'RE INSURANCE WILL COVER IF NOT ASK YOUR DOCTOR FOR THE SERIES OF EXERCISES THAT YOU CAN DO TO STRENGTHEN TO DAMAGED HAMMY....IF YOU DON'T WORK EXTREMELY HARD ON IT TO RECOVER IT COULD TAKE QUITE A LONG TIME TILL IT GETS EVEN CLOSE TO NORMAL AGAIN........A PULL IS MUCH EASIER TO REHAB THAN A TEAR...HAVE AN ORTHOPEDIST LOOK AT IT JUST TO BE SAFE.....HOPE ITS JUST A STRAIN....DOKER
Jan. 21, 2008
Njnla
Women's 50
15 posts
Hey Gunny,

Tore my hamstring at the origin (butt). Went to emergency had an x-ray. Went to my MD, who prescribed a MRI. Went to an Orthopedic Surgeon to discuss the results of the MRI. Yup, a tear 2 cm from the bone. He prescribed Physical Therapy. It happened in September and I played my first tournament in December (tentatively), and then played my next on in January, with no ill effects. I will always have to be cautious because a tear does not heal. Scar tissue is what develops and attaches to the bone. Scar tissue is not as strong as the original muscle which is why I will always be susceptible to the same injury. My Physical Therapist focused on agility and flexibility strength building vs weight lifting strength. Now there are certain balls that I just will not be able to get to, but heck that comes with age!

Hope this helps,
NJ
Jan. 23, 2008
zuke37
Men's 60
3 posts
are you ready Gunny:
get to a place where you can run.
run backwords untill your hammy tightens up This might only be 75-100 yards. Do this everyday for 5 days. You will go a little ferther everyday. on the 6th. day totally rest
You possibaly be ready bt day 7. Be sure to include a backwords run of 100 yds or so in your worm-up before the game from now on. Be sure to streach too, feel it in your hammy and not in your calf
Remember when your birth certificet gets brittle, so do you.
take it from an odl softball player who plays soccer too.
Jan. 24, 2008
GUNNY A
Men's 55
13 posts
THANKS PEOPLE................KNEW I WASNT THE ONLY ONE. THIS IS A SLIGHT SPRAIN NOT A TEAR AND I ALREADY AM FEELING BETTER...........ITS A BUST GETTIN OLD, AND AN OLD SALT PLAYER LIKE ME SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER....LOL

RUNNIN BACKWARDS IS A GOOD THING......THANKS AGAIN............GUNNY A

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