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Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby Welshj » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:36 am

Having a pretty good time pain wise but do get a burning pain in my hamstring (usually made worse by sitting down) physio says I have v tight hamstrings and not sure if this fybro related?

does anyone else get this problem? It tends to ease off when i go for a walk or do some stretches but once i sit down it comes back v soon.

can you have tender points in your hamstrings or is it just pain being reffered into them?

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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby gillshutt » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:51 am

You can get tender points anywhere on your body, the ones they use for the test are just the easiest, most common ones.
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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby Welshj » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:06 am

SOrry to sound vague but the tender points are sore all the time aren't they and not just when they are pressed on.

My PT says that if the pain is in the same place all the time and not moving around it is unlikely to be fibro and is just an issue with my hamstrings?

I get totally lost and my gp is pretty clueless on the whole thing :(
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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby siam » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:13 am

my hamstrings are very tight too, in fact all my tendons and muscles are.
iv'e read somewhere that this is the main cause of the pain in fibro because when you sit or walk or do anything it causes them to pull tighter.
when i try to stretch my hamstrings the pain in my heels will relieve for a few mins.
i am trying a daily course of postural correction stretches at the min, helps a bit but even after a few weeks of this, they are still very tight.
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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby Welshj » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:16 am

do you find it they get worse when your sat down or driving ? touch wood the rest of my pain is not too bad (just general stiffness or soreness in back) but this is a real pain

I do the standing hamstring stretches and have a bak roll to help improve my posture when i sit down or drive.

suppose it's case of keep trying to find something to help
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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby gillshutt » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:23 am

Your tender point pain is there 24 7 so why not other pains :? Not too up on it, it's more Linz's area, but have you looked into myofacial pain? It's an associated problem with FM... see HERE
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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby Welshj » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:47 am

Ive booked to see some pilates teacher who is also a phyiso and says specialises in myfofascial pain.

I have no idea if i have trigger points or tender points (am awaiting to see a rheumtoligist)
all i know is they blddy well hurt lol
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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby smiler22 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:52 pm

i have alot of tender points my body that hurt alot all of the time. I also have a pain in the bum literally. whether that is caused from my hamstring i dont know. all i know is i end up doing hte master of silly walks. lol
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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby hamstergirl » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:06 pm

Hi everyone

I've been having pains for about 15 years before i was diagnosed with FM. When i went to physio in 2000 she couldn't believe how tight all my muscles were for a 30 year old. She said it would take some years to stretch my muscles and believe me she is right!

In 2008 purchased a pilate machine (about £300) but its been worth every penny. When i first went onto this i tried to touch my toes and i could only reach to my knees. I can now nearly touch my toes. I have noticed that my legs do feel a little bit stronger as well, they dont throb as much as they did. I use to walk my children to school up an hill and back and sit on the settee for the next hour with my legs throbbing. I now can do little jobs, i do have to keep on sitting down and resting but not half as much as i use to.

The only thing i do find is that if i dont do these regular my muscles tighten up again and i can be back to square one. I have just had swine flu and not been able to do anything but stay in bed for about 5 days, i then rested for about another week. Now my legs are really weak and tight again. I've been back on this machine for about a week now and can feel them stretching. I never use to use it everyday i did about 15 mins two or three times a week, but i am going to try using it everyday for about 2 minutes to see if i notice results quicker.

My problem is i dont like exercising but i do know for me personally its the best treatment i can have, but of course everyone is different and it may not suit everyone
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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby dollydaydream » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:12 am

I have tight hamstrings. They are pulling my kneecaps out of alignment and it is hell. Pure agony, and absolutely nothing anyone can do about it as it's the muscles. One person in the Rheumy dept saw me hobbling and said 'poor dear, can't they give you new knee's?' She was about 80- and I'm not yet 40!!!!!!! :oops:
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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby hamstergirl » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:15 am

Hi dollydaydream


I have the same problem as you. My left knee is agony but only sometimes. My physio told me that if i stretch my hamstrings, in fact all my muscles in my body need stretching they will all benefit each other. He said if i stretch the muscles it cannot get any worse and will eventually strengthen the muscle behind my knee. He said cycling is a very good exercise for it too. I dont cycle.

The trouble is to exercise my knee is agony but i need to do it cos it does help. I have bought a knee strap, a really strong one, not these bandages. It cost £27.00 and i put it on while i exercise and it really does make a difference. I do have more good days now than bad days with my knee just wish i could get rid of pain everywhere else
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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby Welshj » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:36 pm

Sorry to hear about your hamstrings dolly (feel a bit guilty moaning about mine now!)
Can you do any stretching at all or is too sore?
The standing stretch is the one i do at the minute (put one foot forward keep the leg straight lift your toe towards your self and try to push your bum out and rest your body weight on your bent back leg) it does help me, apparently you have to keep your hips square as this will help stretch all 3 muscles that make up your hamstring?

My calves are tight to but they seen easier to stretch out, still no one seems able to tell me if i have sciatica causing this or if its Fibro
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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby dollydaydream » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:50 pm

Welshj wrote:Sorry to hear about your hamstrings dolly (feel a bit guilty moaning about mine now!)


Don't worry about it hunnie, my problems are no worse than everyone elses. I have had serveral sessions with physio's and been taught some stretches. I'm now trying to sort out some NHS knee braces, but it is taking some organising!!!! Ho hum!

Hope you start feeling better soon

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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby smiler22 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:53 am

i had 13 years of physi on my legs as i have short achilles tendons so as you can imagine my legs are very tight now ive got fibro i find i cant do the exercises like i used to be able to do. as i end up falling over etc. so i have the problem where my legs suddenly pull up when i walk and i end up nearly in the floor. i have tried these other stretching exercises on my legs and back etc but it just ends up messing up another area of my body so i cnat win. :banghead:
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Re: Anyone get hamstring problems?

Postby LinzWorld » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:21 pm

Hyperalgesia & allodynia should be there all the time, but tender points should only specifically hurt if they are pressed (when it's hyperalgesia) or brushed (allodynia) or something. You may however hurt all over at once.

If you can feel a specific spot that is painful all the time and that becomes even more painful when pressed, that may be a myofascial trigger point. Other signs of trigger points are that they are linked with referred symptoms elsewhere (e.g. pain, headache, nausea) and that the muscle will feel tight or knotty. Myofascial trigger points can also be helped by stretching, tender points can't.

With specialist treatment (often not available on the NHS), myofascial pain is one of the more manageable symptoms of FIbro. However , it can be difficult to access treatment (myofascial release therapy, trigger point injections and/or muscle relaxants) and it can difficult to keep up with self-help (stretching, physio, stress management, etc).
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