The parent-child relay, the hamstring graveyard
To truly understand someone’s life you must walk in their shoes and so it was at the end of the parent child relay race I found myself with what would be traditionally described as a grade 2 hamstring tear (Mueller-Wohlfahrt et al., 2012). This definition is currently up for discussion but more on that later. Now when it comes to tearing a muscle I’m certainly not alone and unsurprisingly I was not alone on that day either. To treat patients is one thing, to be one is a whole different story. So I thought I should answer some questions on my predicament. What is the definition of my injury? How do I best treat a hamstring injury? Where do we go from here? How do I stop this from ever happening again?