I Pulled My Hamstring.....:'(

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Tennis4203, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Tennis4203

    Tennis4203 Rookie

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    Hello everybody,
    i'm 14, and i recently had an athletics carnival in which i didn't warm up
    properly for....
    and therefore, i pulled my hamstrings
    and i SLIGHTLY pulled my quads but they're fine now...

    ye i'm following the R.I.C.E method....
    i rested, put ice on it...
    but i don't know what to do for the compression bit.....
    and yes i'm going to elevate my legs whilst sleeping tonight...
    please help....
    :'(
    -Tennis4203
     
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  2. slewisoh

    slewisoh Semi-Pro

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    A compression wrap should do the trick - just get it as high up the leg as you can.

    Tough injury - hope you can give it enough time to heal properly.
     
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  3. bank5

    bank5 Rookie

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    Sorry to hear about the injury. Pulled hamstrings suck.

    Just make sure to give it plenty of time. Once you can walk ok on it without limping, I'd recommend riding a stationary bike and to continue to do stretches.

    Pulled hamstrings tend to reoccur so at your age it's something you don't want to mess around with. You might want to start stretching pretty regularly and to do some light lifting once it heals.
     
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