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While running, I heard a pop in my hamstring.
I immediately hobbled home and started icing the area. Overnight swelling began.
It is now a week later and I am still icing my hamstring, but now there is a deep dark bruise at the bottom of the hamstring immediately above the back of the knee.
How severe is this injury?
What else can I do to help this injury heal.

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  1. While running, I heard a pop in my hamstring. I immediately hobbled home and started icing the area. Overnight swelling began. It is now a week later and I am still icing my hamstring, but now there is a deep dark bruise at the bottom of the hamstring immediately above the back of the knee. : How severe is this injury? What else can I do to help this injury heal. The same thing almost exactly happened to me during jiu jitsu sparring. The same bruise appeared and everything. I didnt seek medical treatment but read up on it on the internet. I purchased a stationary recubent bike and went to work. I rode my bike 30 mins to 1 hour or more a day. Running killed me. After riding my bike I would stretch the hamstring for approximely 30 mins. This is important so the muscle doesnt shorten up and become stiff. Go easy at first. As a Police Officer on patrol I went to work after only a few days of the injury. I could do everything normally except run. Foot pursuits seemed to set my rehab back a little each time so I would reccommend no running until felt good enough. It took a full year to get my hamstring back to what I would call 99%. I still have a dent in my hamstring and it flexes funny when im sitting down but I can do what ever I want with it. Also My legs look like a world class athletes due to all the recumbent bike riding which I have become addicted to. Any way I hope my story helps.

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