« on: August 24, 2010, 11:04:25 PM »
Hi I don't post here often. But I've been training parkour for 4 1/2 years. I organize the scene at Auburn University.
What You're describing sounds more like a problem with flexibility and a muscle imbalance. I've had a few of out guys (including me about a year ago) have these problems. Stretch your hamstrings more. And I mean every angle of your hamstring. Bend over, feet together, and do your basic stretch,hold it for 20-30 secs. then turn your toes outward, do the same, then inwards, the same. Stay away from drops/jumps for a while until your pain disappears. Jogging is fine though. Many people i find get misdiagnosed with PT and OS when they simply have a muscle imbalance and ignore good stretching. I didn't know this until I talked with a sports therapist. Try it out, stretching, it's not what the doctor ever orders!