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09/08/2013 at 10:28 am #70459Liz HowardMember
I have a really tender/painful spot on my high hamstring (biceps femoris) just below the glute and just to the side of the IT band. There has been no acute injury, and the pain developed this past week; I spent much more time than normal sitting in front of my computer in my office, so the chair may have something to do with it, I think. It’s really sore when I sit and quite painful to the touch, but I can squat and deadlift normally, without pain. I’ve been hitting it with a lax ball, the rumble roller and doing dynamic leg swings with a voodoo band wrapped tightly around the area. So far, no relief. Any ideas what this is? Treatment suggestions (or should I keep doing what I’m doing)? Thanks for the help, everyone.
09/08/2013 at 9:21 pm #72726AnonymousGuest
If you are not seeing improvement with what you are doing you are not hitting the correct tissue.
It is time to re evaluate the situation.
Have you looked up/down stream of where you are seeing the issue?
Some high ham episodes
High Hamstring Gnar, Trigger Points, and Up Stream/Down Stream
Episode 354: Make Your Own Super Floss/High Hamstring & Hip Gnar Gnar
Episode 265: 100 Episodes Left, Now Go Open Your Hips
Episode 137: Best Hip Extensor (High Hammy) Mob and Better Jerk Shoulders
Episode 104: Hammer Your High Hammy
Episode 58: Weird Hamstring Problems and Simple Neurodynmaics
09/11/2013 at 11:35 am #72745Liz HowardMember
Thanks so much for the advice, Kaitlin. I’ve found the stuff in 58 and 104 very helpful over the last couple days, and my pain has really subsided. I’ve also discovered how junky my high hammies are. Yuck. Ungluing them is not pleasant, but it works.
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