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Hamstring Tendonitis or Sciatica

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  • Posted By: Lurgan Liar
  • July 13, 2010
  • 11:37 AM

Hi I believe i contracted this problem about 3 months when out running with my dog.

I usually run about 3 mile non stop, but on this day the last 5 minutes i sprinted after my dog and believe i may have strained my hamstring... I didn't actually notice anything wrong until the next time i went out for a run when I had to stop half way and walk.

Now to throw a spanner in the works i had also been playing a lot of snooker at this time which involves repetitive movements, i.e. bending over a table and putting pressure on my left (problem) leg. I believe this may have aggravated the problem.

3 months later i still am having trouble walking around. Even just standing in the one spot causes my hamstring to tense up ... I also have the added bonus of the pins and needles in my left foot.

My first doctor diagnosed overpronation and told me to get some insoles. Granted this helped me to walk a little better however the pain is still very much there.

I then seen my other doctor and he prescribed some Anti Inflammatories (Diclofenic Sodium) which are helping with the pain however i believe the pain will return once i finish the course.

Can anyone offer any suggestions how i can aid my recovery as i am used to an active lifestyle and all this sitting around is depressing me.


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  • I'm dealing with a similar situation. I've read all I can on the net and it looks like several things can cause what you are describing. I've been in pain for about a week and just today I can say things are getting marginally better. I'm on vicoden and prescription motrin and a muscle relaxer at night. This morning I took a glucosomine and it SEEMED to help a little. Do some research on iliotibial syndrome, hip bursitis, and hip tendinitis. I am pretty sure I don't have a ruptured disc or sciatica due to my method of injury. I have been stretching what I can without real pain. It appears most injuries of this nature require a good stretching program.
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