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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?

4 Ways to Prevent Injuries That Every Athlete Must Understand

4 Ways to Prevent Injuries That Every Athlete Must Understand

I vividly remember the first time I did a movement evaluation with an elite-level athlete.

“It hurts [here] when I run more than 12 miles” he told me.

Wondering if any other of his “normal” activities provoked his symptoms, I asked “when else throughout your day or week does this pain kick in?”.

How I Broke Up With Insurance to Help People Get Out of Pain

How I Broke Up With Insurance to Help People Get Out of Pain

I’m often asked what insurance I take at Limitless.

It’s a great question! And something I love talking about because, well…I do things a little different at my Physical Therapy clinic.

So here is my origin story and why I do what I do…

How to Fix Neck Pain : A Guide for Fitness Enthusiasts

How to Fix Neck Pain : A Guide for Fitness Enthusiasts

Neck pain might be common, but there are a few things that we can keep in mind while we train that might reduce your risk of struggling with neck pain in the future.

With that in mind, here are a few of the exact recommendations that I give to my patients who struggle with frequent bouts of neck pain while or after training:

How To [Finally] Get Rid of IT Band Syndrome

How To [Finally] Get Rid of IT Band Syndrome

there are consistent similarities that athletes struggling with persistent lateral knee pain share. So for those of you who haven't been able to fix your IT Band problems for years, and for those of you who are looking to try to prevent this kind of problem while running, biking, or CrossFitting in the future...here is exactly what I recommend to my patients...

7 Myths About CrossFit That are Flat Out Wrong

7 Myths About CrossFit That are Flat Out Wrong

For far too long I've heard people misrepresent CrossFit as a jocks-only club for crazy people that just throw around kettlebells, do muscle-ups, and half-assed versions of olympic lifting. I've had well-respected colleagues scoff at it as a patient(injury)-generating machine, and have had patients assume they'd never be able to do anything "as intense" as CrossFit. 

Honestly...I even had some of these misconceptions myself. 

But since when did it become OK to have literally zero experience with something and be so against it? My mom used to always tell me "try it, you'll like it". That was usually in reference to green vegetables, but the wisdom is still rooted in there:

Don't trash something you don't have any experience with