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Injured Runner – Hamstrings cramping your style?

Hamstrings, the muscle in your back thigh, can often become strained while or after running. This strain is commonly found when people are speed training or racing.

A slight strain will allow you to continue running, but will recur if you begin speed training too soon. You are best off eliminating speed workouts for a week then resume gradually.

Here are 3 quick tips on stopping the hamstrings from flaming up?

  1. Often people will take oral medicine for their flare ups, like Ibuprofen. We find using a Ibunex would be better than an oral medicine because this is a spray and doesn’t cause harmful side effects. This spray (Ibunex) absorbs more quickly than other topical sprays and includes Ibuprofen, Glucosamine Sulfate, Chondroitin Sulfate, MSM and Bromelain.
  2. Another tip is icing your hamstrings, which is also an anti-inflammatory solution.
  3. Stretching out hamstrings are another great way to solve the problem. We have two links of stretching tips.