Repetitive Strain Injury/hamstring pain


okay so about 6 months ago i went to a party and i was dancing with my friends and the next morning i woke up my hamstring was hurting really bad but i didnt think anything was wrong so i kept going to parties and it kept getting worse now its to the point where it hurts 24.7 it hurts to walk, sit, lay down and etc.. what do you think mite be wrong with it?

Hi Cheyenne,

The odds are you have a repetitive strain injury of several muscles that impact your hamstrings.  If you go to you can read about repetitive strain injuries, I suggest you read the sections titled "Muscles and Pain" and "What's Happening Exactly."  Then go to and read about each of the muscles that I believe you have strained and that are causing your hamstrings to be so tight.

I doubt that there is anything seriously wrong, but if you treat the muscles properly and it still hurts you may want to see your physician to make sure you haven't gotten a stress fracture on the bones.  You can also go to a good massage therapist who is trained to do trigger point therapy and ask to have massage on the muscles that are listed in the thread mentioned above.

After you do the therapy I suggest you get some Epsom Salts (from a drug store) and use two cups in a hot bath, and then soak until the water gets cold.  The Epsom Salts will draw toxins from the muscle fibers and help them to heal.

Wishing you well,
   Julie Donnelly

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I can accept questions that relate to chronic or acute pain caused by muscle spasms and contractions. Repetitive Strain Injury is actually Cumulative Trauma to muscles. Releasing the spasm &/or contraction will relieve the strain that is felt at the insertion point on the bone. I am the co-developer of the unique safe-stretching program "Focused Flexibility Training," which combines easy instruction for self-treating spasms throughout your body with proven yoga stretches. I have recently authored two new books: "The 15 Minute Back Pain Solution," and "The Secret to Your Best Golf Game EVER!


Since 1989 I have been working with endurance athletes and individuals suffering from chronic pain conditions. I have authored seven self-treatment books and three self-treatment DVDs and I have developed the Julstro System for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, Trigger Finger, and other Hand/Wrist pain. I am a national and international presenter at conventions, seminars, and workshops. Principle topics are "Work Shouldn't Hurt," and "The Pain Free Athlete." In 2005 and 2006 I was the massage therapist for ultracyclists competing in the Race Across America (RAAM) 3000+ mile race from San Diego, CA to Atlantic City, NJ. I've taught the Julstro techniques to physical therapists at the Cleveland Clinic, to massage therapists in areas around the USA, and I've taught Julstro self-treatment clinics to dancers at Juilliard School of Performing Arts (NYC),the sprinting team at NC State, and I am working closely with several Olympic-hopeful. We have successfully eliminated the repetitive strain injuries that could keep them out of the Olympic Games, and the best part is they know how to do the self-treatments so they can stay pain-free and flexible.

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Privacy prevents me from filling in this section without prior consent from my clients. Life Experience: I have been specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and sports injuries since receiving my NY massage license in 1989. A personal bout with carpal tunnel syndrome was the catalyst to my developing a self-treatment that heals the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome quickly and without surgery. My work with endurance athletes was the inspiration to teach people how to self-treat so they could stop pains even during a race or heavy training day. Both of these situations ultimately became the products that are sold on my websites: and I currently treat people in my offices in Sarasota, FL, Cary, NC, or Pearl River, NY

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