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Remember that bout with Pes Anserine Bursitis I had in December?<br><br>
I've been increasing the volume and intensity over the last few weeks and during last night's recovery run I felt a twinge through my hamstring. I stopped momentarily, shook it out, and was able to continue. In the back of my head I knew something is up with the same hammy that caused the bursitis.<br><br>
I cooled down with striders last night, but treaded gingerly through these pick-ups. I completed the strides without feeling the twinge, but I'm not sure if I'm 100%.<br><br>
While I've cut back on the hamstring exercises (prescribed to me by the PT) to counter the bursitis, I know the remedy is to keep on doing the stretches. Regularly.<br><br>
Any tips to stretch my hammy throughout the day while at the office, without looking like a stretching freak in the middle of a conference call or while sitting at my desk?
 

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You will probably look like a stretching freak anyway, but here is one you can do while seated:<br><br><b>Hamstring Hug</b><br>
This is a good stretch for your lower body that you can do while sitting. Not only does it stretch your hamstrings - the group of muscles in the backs of your legs and above the knees, but you will also feel it working your quadriceps in the fronts of your legs.<br><br>
Sit back and place your hands under your right thigh. Pull knee toward chest then extend the leg straight in front of you as far as you can. Repeat with your other leg. Do three to five times with each leg.
 

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GET A GOOD MASSAGE!!!!<br><br>
Do you have a foam roller? if not get one. Roll from your butt and Sacrum down to behind our knees.
 

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no foam roller (wish I had), but I did the tennis ball roll on the piriformis area as well as "the stick" self-massage on the hamms, ITB, and glutes.<br><br>
I will schedule a massage! Its been over two years since getting one. My old MT retired and I've yet to replace her. I've just relied on self-massage.
 

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Get a foam roller, zombierunner sells them cheap. i have a coupon code i got yesterday if you do not get their newsletter. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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what exercises did the PT recommend?<br><br>
I have to do hamstring rolls on a pilates ball. You put both legs on the ball, lift one straignt in the air, and the other one rolls the ball from ankle to your butt. I know I can't run after doing these and even the next day hurts.
 
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