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Hamstring cramps

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  • Posted By: dblack225
  • May 12, 2010
  • 03:25 PM

I was playing softball for the first time in about 4 years on 5/10. I got what I thought was a severe cramp in my hamstring early in the game. I don't have a regular exercise routine and I am 49 years old in good health at 6'1" and 200 lbs. My wife massaged it after I got home, but did it very hard. Today, 2 days later, I feel better, but it is still too sore to run full speed. If I press firmly with my finger, the soreness is mostly slightly below the middle part of the back of my thigh. If I lay on my back and raise my leg straight, I can raise it about 60% as high as my right leg with no pain and about 80% to 90% total, but with some pain. The pain, though, is behind my knee. I think the soreness may be from my wife massaging so hard. It was extremely painful when she massaged. Yesterday I couldn't run at all. Today I can jog very slowly with some pain behind my knee, so it has gotten better. So, do you think it is more likely soreness from cramps, my wife massaging so hard or a hamstring strain or tear. I'm not looking for the reason for cramps, because I know I wasn't fit, I didn't stretch, I was probably low on electrolytes, etc. I want to know if it was cramps, soreness from massage or strain. BTW, the cramps injury came when I took off hard to back up the right fielder on a fly ball in the 2nd inning. I finished the game, but could not run even half speed. Fortunately, there were no other plays I had to run for. I limped for my next at bat and had a pinch runner after that. Both were base hits, btw. Thanks.

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