hamstring pain after kicking

Discussion in 'Injuries and Prevention' started by furinkazan, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

    Ok, so tonight during kickboxing sparring, I did a roundhouse kick and when it connected, there was this sudden sort of 'clicky pop' sound in my hamstring, directly under buttcheek. I didnt collapse, and Ive been able to walk around on in, raise my knee through a full range of motion and step about properly, I just cant kick. Bending down to touch my toes causes me a shooting pain, and any further kick attempts (By which I mean one) brought the pain back on. My sensei think's its a tear but Im not sure what I should do to help it tonight.

    It seems that the pain is only brought on either by direct pressure there from sitting or when fully extending the leg. Im going to go to the doctors tomorrow morning on an emergency appointment just to make sure its nothing serious, but in the meantime, what should I do? Run a hot bath?
  2. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    That word doesn't mean what you think it means.

    It sounds like a very minor strain and you'll be lucky if your GP doesn't scold you for wasting his/her time.

    Rest, ice, compression, elevation. If the pain hasn't started to subside in 5-7 days, or if it suddenly gets a lot worse, then you start thinking about seeing a doctor.
  3. kuntaoer

    kuntaoer Valued Member

    I have popped my hamstring a couple of times.. last time it happened, I was doing a demonstration where I was doing a take down with ground work from a squatting position.. My hamstring popped so bad that it sounded like a .22 caliber pistol going off.. I finished the demo, but wound up dragging my foot over the attacker's face because of the injury.. I iced it and put it up for the night, next day I had a black and blue mark from the top of my leg all the way to my knee.. turned out that I had popped the scar tissue from the first time I pulled and snapped the hamstring.. It took about 6 weeks until I could put any real effort into a kick or movement with the right side
  4. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

  5. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

    I know full well what emergency means thank you very much, theyre called that at the doctors here but theyre really open slots for the morning for anything, since the doctor supply is small in my town and the waiting lists can be absurd. They give a couple morning slots at early hours for checks and such, not necessarily severe things.
  6. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

  7. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

    Perhaps some additional context: back a few years ago something similar happened with my elbow, I didnt get chance to have it checked and well, I still have problems with it till this day, so I am kinda freaking out over this.
  8. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    Not sure about doctors in other countries, but my family doctor as well as my orthopedist prefer it, if you come in once to often instead of not coming when unsure.
    Can't be that different elsewhere?

    Last monday I went to my family doctor and let him take a quick look at my operation wound - even though I was pretty sure (like 98%), that everything was fine.
    He totally agreed that I should come in, especially knowing the fact that my arm had made so much trouble.

    So, if I were in your position and that concerned and would tell and explain that to him, he'd be the first one to say: Good, that you came in, now lets take a look.

    In addition: Seeing how I had strained my groin nearly two years ago and that it still feels weird at times, I'd prefer to be sure that nothing actually teared as well.
    Better then having long-term problems.
  9. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    People see their doctor for a lot less serious conditions, so you shouldn't feel bad (or be made to feel bad) about seeing him. RICE, see your doctor first thing, take it from there. Good luck.
  10. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    Actually, no, they're not just open slots for people to fill with minor injuries. They are there so people who are very ill can see a GP at very short notice rather than attending A&E. Someone is going to call up for such an appointment this morning to be told there are none available because you have taken it for your boo boo.

    No doctor is going to do anything other than order RICE for such a minor injury this soon after it has occurred. You are wasting the NHS' time.

    If you are that worried about it you could go and sit in a minor injuries unit for a few hours - that's what they are there for.
  11. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

  12. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    I was gonna say it was just a sprain 'cause when mine snapped, my kids had to help me hobble the mile back to the car (we'd been doing intervals at the park in the dead of a Midwestern winter). One doesn't simply walk about after that bitch goes off.

    But I recall sitting down was damn near intolerable. Do you nearly collapse/sharp shooting pain when you take a step back?
  13. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

    I woke up this morning unable to get out of bed or traverse stairs without help. I can hobble about a bit but for the most part Im limping about.

    I went to the doctors on precaution since it seems to have gotten worse, and after having it checked, it turned out that what's happened is I've basically yanked some of the tendon holding it into the top of my leg out a bit, like its been stretched out too much. It's not torn completely but it's looking like it could be anywhere up to or beyond six weeks for a total recovery, and I've been advised against contact sports or any sort of leg lifting, kicking etc because if I keep aggrivating it, it could well snap if Im careless.

    Really glad I went to be honest.
  14. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    Yeah...there've been times when I've had to make those judgement calls whether to go in or not. Situations that involve the kids I tend to err on the side of caution and take them in anyway. I tend to not go in myself.

    For an appointment it's not quite so bad (we've not quite full-blown socialised/national healthcare yet) but the ER is another thing altogether as it does take so long and one does feel guilty that they are taking up space of a more deserving case or not.

    They've gotten better about telling you if they don't think your case merits immediate attention or not. Funny that when I was young I went to ERs (granny was always having congestive heart failure) that were lined with gunshot wounds, OD's, heart attacks and tooth-aches - literally. Now I don't see lots of patients lining the halls waiting to be seen - but the staff are more aggressive at weeding out relatively mundane cases from true emergencies.

    Don't know if the system's improved or it a result of not living in the inner city anymore - maybe both.
  15. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

    Thankfully there medical centre I went to and the nearest A&E aren't far from each other, so I guess it was ok for me to get the morning appointment, and glad I did since I was really struggling to move and still at right now.

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