Hamstring Pain, Cyclist
IвЂ™m a cyclist who normally trains/races about 10-12 hours a week.
IвЂ™ve had a dull hamstring pain in my right leg for a year now.
It does not hurt much at all when IвЂ™m riding but one or two days later it is sore.
IвЂ™ve tried taking up to 3 weeks off and the pain returns when I start up again.
IвЂ™ve been referred to an orthopedist and had several tests: CT scan, MRI, Bone Scan, and then a second MRI (this time with contrast and fat suppression).
They do not show what the problem is. At first I thought it was several small tears (because the pain is spread over several areas of the right hamstring).
Then I thought maybe it was in the bone (bone scan ruled that out).
IвЂ™ve done a lot of reading and talking to doctors and (although the docs wonвЂ™t officially diagnose it this way) IвЂ™m now guessing it is scar tissueвЂ¦MRI should have picked that up I guess so still itвЂ™s up in the air.
The reason I think it is scar tissue is when I massage the muscles, I can isolate the pain to certain muscle bundles and there I can feel rough spots like tiny scabs or fibers that are NOT present on my left leg.
IвЂ™m in physical therapy now where I am doing easy cardio on a stationary bike, ultrasound, massage therapy, and light leg presses.
ItвЂ™s been about two and a half weeks of that and it doesnвЂ™t seem to be getting any better.
IвЂ™ve also tried adjusting the geometry of my bike, and my position on the bike.
IвЂ™m at my witвЂ™s end and desperately hoping someone out there can help me out.