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How to Get Rid of Hamstring Problems WITHOUT Stretching

How to Get Rid of Hamstring Problems WITHOUT Stretching

We commonly hear our clients with hamstring problems reporting things like:

  • “pain in my [actual] butt while sitting on chairs or in the car”

  • “feels way worse when walking or running uphill compared to downhill”

  • “it’s worse after not moving for a little while, and then better again while I’m walking or moving”

Pain is a tricky thing.

And 9 times out of 10, we hear that when people are in pain their temptation is to stretch those hamstrings.

While there are appropriate times to stretch a hamstring, if you’re dealing with a strain or injury to the muscle or tendon—we’d ask that you consider a different approach.

It's OK to Stop Stretching for Tendonitis! Do This Instead...

It's OK to Stop Stretching for Tendonitis! Do This Instead...

Dealing with a bad (or mild) case of tendonitis?

Before you read the rest of this article, let me give you one BIG piece of clinical advice… STOP STRETCHING. 

I get it, that seems wrong doesn’t it?

When something hurts, we tend to stretch it instinctively. But are you finding that stretching is really helping your pain in the long term? Have you ever wondered why stretching sometimes makes your pain even worse?

The Best Strategy for Foam Rolling your IT Band

The Best Strategy for Foam Rolling your IT Band

A better strategy for foam rolling your IT Band?

Don't do it. Just stop.

But enough of that negative talk - let's get on to HOW you might be able to address IT Band problems better with a foam roll and WHY smashing your IT Band directly isn't a good idea.