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    Jun 03, 2008 12:17 PM GMT
    I felt some pain in my hamstring a few weeks ago playing 5 a side football. It was very very sore.

    I rested it for three weeks applied ice and had a session on the treadmill which went fine.

    I went back to playing 5 a side last night and lasted about 15 miniutes before the hamstring started to give me serious pain.

    Any advice please guys? thanks
  • auryn

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    Jun 03, 2008 10:27 PM GMT
    Go to the doctor and/or a physiotherapist and make sure you didn't tear a ligament, muscle, or tendon. An MRI, if needed, will tell you, and any other health care provider, where and what the problem is. Care can then be prescribed or recommended.

    I'd say start with the Physiotherapist first, though, if you're able to get around ok outside of sports.
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    Jun 04, 2008 8:48 PM GMT
    I tore my hamstring last summer playing softball. Rested it for two weeks then tried playing again and re-injured it (I did not know how serious the injury was). To make matters worse I moved furniture for my sister after re-injuring it which resulted in significant pain. I went to a massage therapist who did some amazing massaging as well as gave me a bandage to put around it. She advised it could take 4-6 weeks to fully heal if I did everything I needed to do. She also sent me to a physiotherapist for three sessions. After four weeks I was back to normal.

    Hamstring pulls/tears need to be treated seriously otherwise you will keep re-injuring it and never get better. Go see a massage or physiotherapist to see if they can determine the extent of the injury. You may have a torn hamstring.