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suedv
01-13-2010, 02:33 PM
I pulled my hamstring last fall (middle of September) when I fell skiing. The injury was right where muscle connects to my pelvis bone. I worked a lot on ice, stretching, and later strengthening. I don't even think about it when I walk or do normal activities, but I still feel it some after things like an aerobic workout on my recumbent bike and then stretches. Can anyone tell me how long it will be until I don't feel it anymore? If I still feel it after exercise, what is the risk of re-injury next spring when I start to ski again?

piper_chuck
01-13-2010, 03:12 PM
I can't speak to your specific injury, but I still suffer from the effects from pulling a calf muscle playing soccer about 15 years ago. I was in great shape at the time, but most of my conditioning was from cycling and distance running. I think the pull was because I had not done enough sprint work leading up to soccer season.

Anyway, when I first pulled it I took a break for about a month and followed the doctor's instructions for ice at first, then heat, then stretching until it felt like I had recovered. When I tried to play again it pulled even worse and I felt something tear. This muscle still bothers me some if I try to run long distance or try sprinting.

piper_chuck
01-13-2010, 03:15 PM
Thought of a few more things. If it's still bothering and you haven't seen a doctor, it might be worth a trip. Also, in addition to the aerobics and stretching, it might be beneficial to add some strength training. Cycling doesn't work the hamstrings very much...

Skipper
01-13-2010, 09:57 PM
To prevent further injuries, be sure to stretch before skiing. We stretch before playing football, running track and field events, and every other sport. Skiing is no different. A good hamstring stretch is to lie flat on your back and raise one leg straight up while pulling lightly toward your chest.

As far as how long do you have to keep felling the pain...that can go on for a long time. I have a handful of sports injuries and other injuries that tend to irritate me more in the cold.

suedv
01-14-2010, 06:56 AM
Thanks Piper Chuck and Skipper.

canadianskier
01-16-2010, 07:33 PM
I tore my hamstring skiing three years ago also in september, I should have had surgery but didn`t now have a slight ball in my left leg were the hamstring ligament is detached and curled up. don`t notice it to much now as far as everyday routine. but running and skating can notice my left hamstring is weeker than the right. I would recommend alot of strength trianing, squats, leg curals and dead lifts. Iam a gym guy so have alot of muscle mass in my legs to compensate for the torn hamstring. but since yours is just a pull and have been resting for a few months now and walking is fine, start building the muscle in the leg it doesn`t take much or that long just be consistant.

tex
07-10-2015, 01:53 PM
Tore my right one last Tuesday shoe skiing. Doc says they start looking at surgery if it retracts more than 2-4. Mine is a 9 so needless to say....surgery is scheduled for next Thursday. Another summer bites the dust! At least I can drink! Happy Friday!

SKIBUMM
07-10-2015, 02:05 PM
To prevent further injuries, be sure to stretch before skiing. We stretch before playing football, running track and field events, and every other sport. Skiing is no different. A good hamstring stretch is to lie flat on your back and raise one leg straight up while pulling lightly toward your chest.

As far as how long do you have to keep felling the pain...that can go on for a long time. I have a handful of sports injuries and other injuries that tend to irritate me more in the cold.

The studies are showing that stretching prior to activity is not the preferred method. Static stretching like we have been taught takes the elasticity out of the muscles and can actually lead to injury. Most athletes are now doing Dynamic or active warm up. Things that will wake up the muscle and move it in a wide range of motion but not a static stretching. Post activity is static stretching and roller work.

Google dynamic warm up

tkemperdc
07-10-2015, 02:50 PM
^ correct get some blood moving warm up is key

tkemperdc
07-10-2015, 02:51 PM
I pulled my hamstring last fall (middle of September) when I fell skiing. The injury was right where muscle connects to my pelvis bone. I worked a lot on ice, stretching, and later strengthening. I don't even think about it when I walk or do normal activities, but I still feel it some after things like an aerobic workout on my recumbent bike and then stretches. Can anyone tell me how long it will be until I don't feel it anymore? If I still feel it after exercise, what is the risk of re-injury next spring when I start to ski again?
Please find someone that does graston, FAKTR, or a-stim.

bturner2
07-11-2015, 07:24 AM
Pulled my hamstring 5 years ago during a failed deep water start (got tangled up in some seaweed and tried to muscle through it, apparently not a good idea at my age), still feel it knotting up if I sit too long or get my leg in a confined position. It's not too bad when skiing now but it certainly isn't like it was before.