Tight hamstrings are extremely common amongst runners. Here are some tips for stretching. I would like to mention however, the more recent literature is advocating more active stretching than static stretching. In other words, bouncing and jogging etc., may loosen you more than the traditional reach to touch your toes stretching. I’ll be sure to get a more scientific post on this soon!
Dear Susan- I have been experiencing pain at the very top of my leg and the very bottom of my butt. One of my running buddies suggested it was my hamstrings and that they were probably too tight. So I’ve been stretching but have not gotten any relief. Any idea what this might be? I’m still able to run but I have had to cut back on my mileage and slow down my pace because of the discomfort. Thanks for any help, Rob Dear Rob-
Source: 10 Tips to Relieve Hamstring Tightness
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Dr. Nick Campitelli
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.