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    Dsorell is offline Junior Member
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    Default Hamstring Hurts When Bending Leg...

    So, I'm having a weird pain: it hurts in my left hamstring when I actually bend my leg, like doing a squat, or just bringing my knee up to my chest, or if I bring in my leg to sit Indian-style. I also feel a discomfort just walking around...

    The pain feels like a sore or overly-tight hamstring, but it's odd that I'm feeling it as the leg bends.

    Even if I bring in my knee to my chest, letting the leg itself relax, the pain is still there. It's almost a pinching pain.

    Any thoughts, advice, experience with this type of pain?

    Thanks...

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    Default Addendum

    So, to explain the pain in more detail:

    I did a lunge with my right leg bent, on a staircase, and I can go all the way till my butt more or less touches my heel.

    If I do the same move with my left leg, the pain I feel is way down low on my left hamstring, right behind the knee (more or less), when I get to an almost full bend, when my butt gets close to touching my heel. If I go further, the pain subsides when I rest against my heel ... but when I push back up--start straightening my leg--the pain is there again when my butt is a few inches away from my heel.

    Hope that makes sense.

    And I hope someone knows what this is.

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    Anyone?



    There is also soreness on the adductor side of the leg, right by the knee. It feels like I strained or over-worked it playing tennis.

    I merely feel that the areas around my knees--all the muscles and ligaments--are just not strong (or flexible) enough as of now, hence the pain in my lower hamstrings right behind my left knee. And then I overwork them when I play tennis. I don't just play for an hour or so a couple of times a week; I'll go for a 3-hour bout of hard-hitting tennis. My body's not up to that right now. It needs more strength first ... and resilience.

    That's what the KBs are for. But I'm new to them.

    So my assessment is this: My muscles and joints are just overworked; they need to be strengthened and conditioned (via KBs). Some rest, some ice, and then slowly build up with ETK PM. And when I do add tennis, add it in smaller chunks.

    Thoughts?

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    Amputation or go see a doctor, or maybe reverse that.
    The Do of Kempo
    Think of yourself as a bladed weapon that requires sharpening daily. Remember the finest edge will dull the quickest, so don’t rest on past accomplishments, keep training. As your technique becomes sharper your skills will be more difficult to improve, then you must increase the realism and intensity of your training. To live the martial way one must train their entire lives.

    Sensei Gary Music Chief Instructor SKTA & OKC
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    No insurance; no doctor.

    Been to physical therapy before, many a time, so I know the drill.

    I just wanted to see if anyone new detailed information for this distinct injury (or strain).

    Hard to stretch right behind the knee, that hamstring area.

    Resting, Epsom salt baths, self massage, ice.

    Swings in a few days, light and easy.

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    Default No swings my man.

    If you are experiencing pain when contracting your hamstrings, the odds are you have injured the muscle. To perform a ballistic movement requiring elastic strength of an injured muscle is asking for trouble. Use the RICE protocol, anti inflammatories like Ibuprofen, and light amounts of full ROM drills to keep the blood moving. Other than that advice, you should seek medical attention if it gets to the point of developing a limp.

    Regardless, you have upto at least 10 days before losing muscle tissue due to lack of use, so let the injury heal. Last thing you want is a tear or a build up of scar tissue.

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    So no swings, uh?

    Ok: rest, recovery.

    How about jump rope in the mean time?

    Get-ups?

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    And of course I'll keep doing Super Joints and Intu-Flow.

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    My big concern is not waiting for this to heal and then continuing, easily and slowly, PM ...

    ... my main concern is that I was on a roll, and starting to see changes and feel progress.

    I can't just stop working out.

    Static holds?

    Jump Rope?

    Get-Ups? Windmills?

    Basic cardio?

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    My Sensei was really healthy. Thought he had heartburn, no health insurance so he did not get a check up for a long time. Died three years ago from a heart attack in the dojo, fell over dead right on the mat.

    That covers the health insurance.

    Getting medical advice online is a terrible idea, giving medical advice online is even a worse idea.

    So anyway, get checked out. If something is serious enough to mention to someone then it is serious enough to go get checked out.

    Hope your leg gets better.
    The Do of Kempo
    Think of yourself as a bladed weapon that requires sharpening daily. Remember the finest edge will dull the quickest, so don’t rest on past accomplishments, keep training. As your technique becomes sharper your skills will be more difficult to improve, then you must increase the realism and intensity of your training. To live the martial way one must train their entire lives.

    Sensei Gary Music Chief Instructor SKTA & OKC
    RKC cert II

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