Saturday, March 23, 2013

Biceps Femoris Pain/Hamstring Pain

Okay so what I thought was ITBS is really an issue with the hamstrings...the pain is not on the side of my leg/knee...it is to the side and back of knee where the Biceps Femoris muscle tapers down into the lateral hamstring tendon.
  
A hamstring strain is a stretch, tear or rupture of one of the three muscles on the back of your thigh. The muscles involved are the Biceps femoris, Semittendinosus and Semimembranosus. Together, these muscles are commonly known as the hamstring. These muscles are two joint muscles that extend your leg at the hip and flex your leg at the knee joint. Strains are classified as first, second or third degrees. (Excerpt taken from runningplanet.com)

 
 
The pain and inflammation is where the picture indicates the lateral hamstring tendon is. Anyone ever have this injury? If so what did you do to treat it?  There are 3 degrees of injury.
  • First-degree strain – A tearing of less than 25% of the muscle fibers. This is characterized by mild pain and may not be felt until the day after the injury. A slight pull may be felt at the time of the injury.

  • Second-degree strain – A tearing of 25% to 75% of the muscle fibers. Pain is more sever and is felt immediately upon suffering the injury. Discoloration may occur. The injury will be felt immediately and continued activity will be difficult. Walking and jogging may be painful.

  • Third-degree strain – This is a complete rupture of the muscle. This will require immediate medical attention. Walking or running is impossible.

 
 The pain I am feeling indicates a second-degree strain.  It is pretty much painful all the time.  I will have to keep my exercise to a minimum and no running at all, for now! So I will cross train as much as possible without further irritating the hamstrings. I am hoping that by babying my leg, it will heal quickly and I can get back to training. So that means, R.I.C.E. which we all know stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.

ERMERGERD, it's like my body is conspiring against my love for running! It seems that if it's not one thing it's another, when it comes to my body and running.  My sons like to point out it's because I'm old...aren't they sweet.  They are always teasing me, saying "Your gonna break your hip", because it happened once upon a time. Oy Vey! 

I hope that y'all have a FANTABULOUS weekend planned out! Blessings and hugs! 

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

 "Limitations only exist if you let them" 

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9 comments:

  1. I'm glad you've figured out what's wrong, but it sucks that you'll need to take more time to heal :o(

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    1. It's all good Ali, thanks so much for stopping by and for your concern girl!

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  2. Oh no. Too bad that you are injured again. Take it slow. Hope you heal quickly.

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    1. Darlene, I know, It seems as if I am getting hurt right when I am healed from the last issue...lol! It's not too bad now...I think a week will do it good!

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  3. At least you figured out what's wrong, but injuries still suck!! Hang in there!

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    1. Yes Jan, I agree they do suck...lol! Life is good despite the hamstring issue! Blessings and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. So sorry to hear about the pain. I know how frustrating these injuries can be but the first step to recovery is identifying the problem. I wish you the speediest of recoveries, as always!!!

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    1. Em, your such a doll! Thanks so much for your warm thoughts...a speedy recovery indeed!

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  5. Im just corious, it seems that i have the exact same thing considering your decription. Did you managed to solve the problem or it persist? If you managed to heal the hamstring, how long did it took and what is your recommendation?

    Thank you for your answer in advance! Regards from Slovenia.

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I'm so happy you stopped by...can't wait to hear all you've got to say! Blessings and hugs!

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