Jamie Posted July 2, 2004 Report Share Posted July 2, 2004 Hello all, I've been plagued by some hamstring trouble for the past few months. I pulled my hamstring in November 2003, and I immediately eased off of it, downscaling my efforts in class (particularly with such things as grandes battements, penche, and grand jete) and only doing light stretching from time to time. After a while, I felt improvement and was able to return to dancing "full out". However, I still feel a strange twitch whenever I stretch my hamstring in isolation...that is, the twitch doesn't present itself when I stretch both legs together. I only feel the twitch when I stretch the afflicted leg by itself. My ballet instructor told me that it could be one of two things: 1. the muscle tendon is shifting either laterally or medially as I stretch the muscle out, which is causing the twitch, or 2. the muscle is overstretched. The twitch happens in the lateral half of my hamstring (further away from midline) and slightly above my knee. What I'm looking for is a confirmation that my instructor was on the right track with her "diagnosis", as well as suggestions for treatment. Are there certain stretches that I should be doing or, as it were, NOT doing? Should I still be having trouble with my hamstring when the initial injury happened in November? Any help/suggestions would be fantastic. Thanks! Jamie Quote Link to comment
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