I'm and older runner (57) and I've been running for about 3 years. I completed my first marathon last October but have always battled tight and sore hamstrings these past three years. Last December, I developed chronic pain where the hamstring tendon connects to the ischial tuberosity in both legs but in slightly different locations. My left leg is so bad I can't even do a single leg eccentric hamstring curl with 20 lbs! I have pain and tightness especially after sitting for 30 minutes or more. The PT I was seeing was putting me through some rigorous stretching which aggravated the problem. An MRI resulted in a diagnosis of hamstring tear with edema at the insertion area.
Everything I've read on the internet about this condition indicates it is difficult and sometimes impossible to treat.
The most hopeful article I read was from:
This article suggest cross friction massage is the cure for chronic hamstring tears.
Does anyone have any experience with this injury and/or success using cross friction massage or other treatment?
Asked by knoxvilletim - 3 answers - 5 years 48 weeks ago