Ive been dealing with a hamstring strain for quite some time now. Im a 13 year old male who trains in mixed martial arts (i stopped since my injury). Im about 5'10, im pretty big for my age, so im sble to train and spar with grown fighters daily. This hamstring injury is located right under my buttox and ive been dealing with it for 5 weeks and 5 days and not quite sure what happend. Ive been doing physical therapy, spinning, icing, heating, etc. The orthopedic said it was a grade two strain (no bruising) and it should take 6 werks and so far nothing mucb has changed. Help please, i want to return to being active . Its in terrible pain right now, the worst its been, almost unbarable. Thanks
Last Edit: Jul 8, 2015 17:30:08 GMT -6 by nopicks215
Post by Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D. on Jul 9, 2015 7:36:30 GMT -6
I'm sorry to hear about your injury. Hamstring strains can be very frustrating and take a long time to resolve.
Unfortunately I can't give you any more advice online without your parent being in the loop, due to your age. Consider having your parent or guardian join this online conversation, and then we can get into it deeper.
Hi, I know how difficult will be to cope with a hamstring strain. I've been in a similar situation for a very long time. Have you ever tried massage therapy? For most of the hamstring problems, doing physiotherapy is a good option. But if physiotherapy didn't work for you, then try massage therapy. A hamstring strain can be caused if you don't warm up before exercising. During this hamstring strain, one or more muscles gets overloaded causing severe pain. I had this hamstring strain once I played soccer without a proper warm up. Then I consulted my physio in Mississauga and did massage therapy to lose the stiff muscles. It also helps to increase and improve the blood circulation to relieve the pain. So consult a physio at the earliest and try massage therapy.