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Common Running Injuries | Hamstring Pain
As runners, we are no strangers to injury. Googling is often our go-to when we feel some discomfort pop up, but can oftentimes lead us down a rabbit hole, or provide less than accurate information.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Raechel Bugner shares some of the common running injuries we see here at Finish Line PT, how you can diagnose them, and some recovery/rehab suggestions.
This week’s COMMON RUNNING INJURY:
What is it?
- Pain anywhere in the back of the thigh (glutes down to knee)
- Tightness in front of the hip
- This hip tightness pulls the pelvis forward causing the hamstring (becuase of where they attach) to become over lengthened. When you start to stride out when running, the hamstring lengthens even further causing increased discomfort.
Rehab & Prevention Tips:
- DON’T STRETCH IT!
- 3D Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch
- Foam Roll Quads
- Work on core and hamstring strength to pull the pelvis out of anterior tilt and maintain control while running
- Take standing and walking breaks at work!
If you feel sudden onset pain that feels fairly intense or if you notice the pain is causing a change in your gait. Get it checked out!