Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums General Best methods/tools for recovering hamstring


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      AvatarChad Crowell

      Over the weekend I was playing soccer……pulled/popped/tore my right hamstring……it is now a deep blue and purple. I have several m|wod tools (vodoo band, little battlestar, foam rollers, lacrosse balls, supernova) but can’t decide on which one would be best to begin “fixing” my injured hamstring. Can anyone provide some guidance in this area?

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      AvatarMark Milgrove

      I would say see a doctor. But if you’re set on doing things yourself I would wrap it up in a voodoo and either foam roll or supernova roll it at the same time. I’m not a pro though, it’s just my idea of what I would try for myself in this situation.

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      AvatarNathan Richer

      if there is pain, you should see a clinician. most of the stuff that MWOD talks about is about after pain/injury is addressed and mostly gone.  I know voodoo bands have been used on sprained ankles as a way to clear fluids from the injured area.  but i have not heard talk about it being used on a larger area like hamstrings. i worry about not knowing how severe the trauma is to the hamstring to say that voodoo bands could be used or not. it is possible that voodoo bands could do more damage to the tissue and lengthen healing.  remember also that smashing or any sort does cause trauma to the muscle and you don’t want to make an injury worse – it’s just healthy muscle with a little bit of adhesions can become more functional and movable, but if you overdo it you can do damage also. and with injury, you might do more bad than good.

      that is why we just refer injuries and when people have pain to clinicians who are licensed and skilled to deal with that.
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