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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pulled Hamstring

i thought after few days of complete rest, without training or even stretching would lessen my pain. but it became worst. now its almost 2 months already. lastly i went to a doctor last week and she said its a pulled hamstring.

" a hamstring strain or a pulled hamstring as it is sometimes called is a tear in one or more of the hamstrings muscles. "

i need to go to the physiotherapy or else i cant recover. what did i do wrong? last tournament was a quite success, even it was just a silver medal. but it worth trying.

" there are a number of factors that increase the risk of an individual to a pulled hamstring:
  • Age: The older the individual the greater at risk to a pulled hamstring.
  • Previous Injury: Prior injuries to the hamstrings or adductor muscles can greatly increase the risk of the hamstrings to future damage.
  • Flexibility: Research suggests that the greater the flexibility of the hamstrings the less prone they are to injury.
  • Hamstring strength: Similarly studies have shown that lack of hamstring strength is strongly linked to a susceptibility to a pulled hamstring.
  • Lumbosacral nerve impingement: Nerve impingement in L5-S1 can lead to associated hamstring muscle weakness.
  • Tiredness and fitness: When a player is fatigued he/she loses coordination between within certain muscle groups. The biceps femoris muscle is known to become damaged due its two portions being innervated by two separate nerves. In states of tiredness, lack of synchronization between these two nerves can lead to a mismatch in firing resulting in a pulled hamstring. "
what i can say is, im only 20 and of coz age is not the factor. previous injury, is a yes. clearly, after every tournament i attended there must be a small injury involving hamstring. it can be not-serious hamstring strain or just few blue-black all over my arms and my legs. but this time, its a serious one. another factors that can be the cause of my injury is flexibility and tiredness and fitness. i thought i had proper and enough stretching before every match , but maybe it wasn't. plus, i was very tired that time. i fought 4 rounds before went to final. and the final round is the VIP match, at 6 pm. i kicked people the whole day, from 8 am to 6 pm. serve me right. heeeeee... after hours of competition of coz my fitness decreased. and i pulled my hamstring. that's the conclusion.

" The most important phase for treatment is the first 48 hours post-injury: Use Cold Therapy (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) technique. "

done! nothing's change. then, what to do? i have to forget the UTM Kewaja this weekend bcoz of this injury. my instructor asked me to go for therapy and didn't allow me to train too hard. pewh..!! i hate it. after months of hard work, i will lost everything to an injury. and its not easy to make a come back later. i cant reach to my old performance in a short time. hard work again, i guess. and sure, hard training.
end of this month, i will go for my first therapy and we will wait and see. i hope i can recover now! i said now.