I’ve been struggling with a hamstring injury for the past 2 and half months. Every time I squat and deadlift, I experience a very sharp pain in 2 parts of my hamstring: the part directly between my glutes and my hamstring (which is the more severe one) and the part of my hamstring near my knee.
Only my right hamstring is injured. I feel the pain most at the bottom position and also when locking out to finish the motion for both squat and deadlift.
I have tried:
-using ice packs and heat
-doing piriformis stretches
-foam rolling my hamstring and glutes with a very hard ball
-taking a 1 month rest in which I only did empty bar front squats to keep my legs active
-hip mobility drills
-glute activation exercises
-traditional chinese medicine with acupuncture
-deep tissue massage with a sports massage therapist
While they help reduce the pain slightly, my injury has shown no signs of recovering and it’s getting worse with each passing day. Just a week after returning from my 1 month rest, and after deloading to really light weights (an almost 40% deload), it’s now equally as bad as before I took the rest. Does anyone have a similar experience? And can anyone advise me on this? Thanks a lot in advance!