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  • Painful hamstring tendon – tips?
  • CliveA
    Full Member

    I was off the bike for about two months with a broken collarbone. On my first ride back, a sharp pain developed in what I think is my lateral hamstring tendon.

    Short rides are OK, but on long rides, the pain kicks in after a few miles.

    Tips for a quick recovery? I need to sort this quickly.

    Ta!

    ampthill
    Full Member

    Proper hamstring stretches?

    Lying flat on your back

    tjagain
    Full Member

    No quick answer i doubt. Unfortunately tendom damage takes a long time to heal. See a physiotherapist?

    qwerty
    Free Member

    Check saddle height? Maybe drop it a bit.

    shermer75
    Free Member

    Are you sure it’s not a gastroc insert?

    butcher
    Full Member

    Immediate answer would be rest/easy rides.

    Secondary answer/question, is saddle height correct? I’d try lowish saddle height and more relaxed position for a while, make sure you’re not over stretching.

    Stainypants
    Full Member

    Tendons hate both over use and under use I’m stuck with aductor tendonopathy after dropping from running > 200 miles a month to Zero due to another injury. Every time I now raise my volume it comes back.

    I’d go see a good sports physio who will rehab you to find what exactly you have and the correct exercises to fix it.

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    It could be be part of the whole connective cháin from your Achilles all the way up to your back (including calf’s, hamstrings and glutes) that are tight. I’d recommend seeing a physio, you might need to stretch and massage your the whole rear of the legs including your calfs and glutes.

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    In the meantime time, you could try a sauna, swim and using a foam roller.

    Works for me.

    Robz
    Full Member

    Go to a gym and learn how to do stiff leg deadlifts and glute ham raises.

    Then build into a balanced programme of upper and lower body exercises.

    You will feel better.

    CliveA
    Full Member

    Thanks for the advice all. Appreciated!

    Worth my hitting the ibuprofen when it flares up, or will that prolong recovery?

    tjagain
    Full Member

    Rest it or you prolong recovery

    Robz
    Full Member

    Very out of date advice TJ.

    Blanket rest, RICE and immobilise protocols are not really recommended these days.

    But OP, seeking guidance from a qualified physio, as recommended above would be £50 well spent.

    A targeted and correctly prescribed progressive rehab programme would serve you well.

    tjagain
    Full Member

    RICEstands for rest ice elevation compression

    But yes advice from a qualified professional is whats needed

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