Asked 5 years, 8 months ago
How do I recover from a hamstring injury?
I am a 37 year old male who runs four to five days per week, totaling about 25 miles per week. I recently injured my right hamstring playing football. I made a sudden, quick dash and felt it pull right in the middle. I fell to the ground immediately. I iced it on and off for four hours. I now wear an ace bandage, and follow the RICE treatment. What else can I do to help this heal quicker? What shouldn’t I be doing? Should I stretch it? Is weightlifting OK? How long before I should run again? How can I prevent this from occurring again, especially since it has already happened once?