9 days ago I pulled my hamstring while competing in a wrestling tournament. Felt and heard a sudden snapping/tearing sensation in the spot where my right hamstring inserts in to the pelvic/butt region. Not good…
My athletic trainer told me that this will probably take 3-6 weeks to heal fully.
My questions are:
What can I be doing to maintain strength and muscle mass in both my injured and non injured leg? So far I have tried doing high resistance bike machine sprints ala Chad Waterbury, but even this will bother my hamstring if I go to hard.
Is there anything besides the standard RICE procedure and light stretching to speed the healing process?
I would especially love any advice from someone who has recovered from a hamstring pull before.
Thank you for your help!