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J_McInturf Amateur 19 posts since
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Jan 26, 2010 2:24 PM

Still not better

I have posted a few things regarding being injured. I have had issues with my R hamstrings, which seemed to get better as I stretched and iced more. I then began to have a problem in my glute on the right side (Sciatica?) With some advice from an athletic trainer at a hospital / gym, I have taken almost 8 weeks off from any type of training. I've even began seeing a message therapist once a week. At this point the glute feels better now it's lower back and Hamstring again, (Midway down the leg and in the body of the muscle).

 

I've considered seeing a chiropracter, maybe I'm out of alignment, never been to one. The other thought that I've had is trying to get with a physical therapist.

 

What would you do?

 

Any advice would be appreciated.





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  • Damien Howell Legend 307 posts since
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    1. Jan 27, 2010 5:01 AM (in response to J_McInturf)
    Re: Still not better

    Take a look at these short articles Who you going to call?, and Recurring Hamstring Injury Seekikng Answers

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    Damien Howell MS, PT< OCS - www.damienhowellpt.com

  • Joe_h1 Community Moderator 1,833 posts since
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    2. Jan 27, 2010 7:41 AM (in response to J_McInturf)
    Re: Still not better

    what's the cause of your hamstring/glute/lower back pain is riding or running?  another dumb question have you had the bike fitted to you?

     

    me I'd go see a sport medicine doc or physical therapist before the chiropractor but that's me and i have a sport med doc in the family





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  • jasonmellet Pro 77 posts since
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    3. Jan 28, 2010 6:57 AM (in response to J_McInturf)
    Re: Still not better

    My suggestion would be stretching and foam rolling. i know you don't want to hear that but endurance athletes neglect these two areas as they are already out on their bikes for 2 hours and then they get home and want to spend some time with the family. then they don't stretch.

     

    There is another option i have tried successfully just recently. its called rocktape and its a kinisiology tape that is designed specifically for triathletes. its totally waterproof and works like a charm.

     

    Have a look at this site if you are interested.

     

    http://www.cricketstoreonline.com/categories/Performance%2C-Injury-%26-Injury-Prevention/

     

    Let me know if you want some, i am still setting up my website to sell it. there are a lot of different designs and colors. I will also be able to get you a discount so that its even cheaper than the tape website.





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  • jasonmellet Pro 77 posts since
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    7. Feb 3, 2010 7:58 AM (in response to J_McInturf)
    Re: Still not better

    Hey Josh

     

    My email address is jason@cricketstoreonline.com. Why dont you send me an email with your address, an i will get you some free samples of Rocktape. Try it out and let me know what you think. I know what you are going through as far as pain is concerned. I was out from running the entire winter and am just recovering from overusage injuries now. I have IT Band issues, had an ACL sprain and now that im running again am having calf issues. The other night i ran without Rocktape on and experienced about a 50% increase in pain as apposed to when i ran with the tape on my calves.

     

    Send me that email and i will get some samples to you ASAP.





    Jason Mellet

    Im racing my first full ironman in may 2011. I am raising money for alzheimer's whilst im training for it. You can find out more in my blog on my Facebook page.

    http://tinyurl.com/2e8sazl

    Here is my Alzheimer's donatation page.

    http://tinyurl.com/23fqnhf

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