I danced Ballet for 10 years, stopped 5 years ago when I went to college.
Before I quit I "pulled" a hamstring, or that's what I thought, doing a grand battement (high kick) forward, without being properly warmed up.
While I was still dancing it didn't bother me too much, because I was stretching often. Since quitting, however, the muscle(tendon?) seems to have shortened up and become really tight.
Its not aggravated in typical hamstring stretches (leading me to think its not a hamstring thing) such as a forward stretch over the legs, however, if I do more of a straddle, even just a slight 'V' I get a sharp pain from groin wrapping to the back of my knee.
I do have hyperextension in my knees, and had become more conscientious about not locking my knees in the latter half of my dance career.
I'm wanting to get back in shape now that I'm nearing the end of my college days. I've picked up weight training, yoga and ballroom dance, but this old injury is coming back to haunt me.
Any suggestions to what muscle/tendon I may have injured. Do you think I should see a doctor? Treatment ideas?
Asked by morga_brason - 1 answer - 8 years 9 weeks ago