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?
- 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.
- Another tip is icing your hamstrings, which is also an anti-inflammatory solution.
- Stretching out hamstrings are another great way to solve the problem. We have two links of stretching tips.