I have a client who injured her hamstring from overstretching. it has been a month and she still suffers from discomfort. What do you do for this type of injury, and generally how long should it take to heal. It is virtually impossible to avoid using it or working it without cutting out lower body and cardio. She does tabatas and pilates as well as body wt training
I would suggest seeing a Sport Physician. I’m a Sport Therapist-stretching type injuries to the hamstring differ from the typical sprinting type injuries in that typically involve the lateral hamstring (biceps femoris). This ‘stretch injury’ typically involves the proximal free tendon of the semimembranous (inside and near the origin) hamstring muscle. Often the quadratus femoris (deep hip rotator) is involved. In my clinical practice, this is a prolonged rehabilitation. Not a lot of pain but often takes 3 times the length of time to resolve relative to the sprinting injury types. See the work of Carl Askling for greater details.