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Grade 2 hamstring tear 2 days ago, heard pop, no bruise. Mobility low, but improving. Steep ski slope 3-mile mud run coming in 7 weeks. Advisable?
Cutting it close: A true grade 2 tear of a hamstring involves actual separation of muscle tissue and bleeding and subsequent inflammatory response locally. This can often be a 6 to 8 week injury to heal. This precludes the training required for the event and coming back too soon can lead to recurrent and actually a worse injury. A good course of physical therapy with a pt that understands the injury is beneficial. ...Read more
In my dreams when i run I have trouble running lol. It's like i'm running in sand kinda or trying to walk thru mud. Why?
Dreams : Often what we eat and or drink before bedtime can affect what we dream about. You should consider having a regular schedule before bed time. You should also consider limiting sugar and alcohol before bedtime. If you get better sleep your more likely to sleep better which would therefore help you run faster in your sleep. Good luck! ...Read more
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rheumatologic issues: The specific diagnosis of lupus wouldn't run in families as much as the tendency towards rheumatologic conditions in general - that tendency runs in families - lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, scleroderma. Can find all of these in family lineages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I actually dissent: Having run for forty years, i believe that running does not have to cause injury if there is no intenal pathology. I would start slow with a walk/ run combo. I would then gradually increase to 20-30 minutes running 3-5 times per week i think the duration or distance covered is more important than the speed. Oviously the speed will naturally increase with a training effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer