Karen wrote:This one could take a bit of sorting out...interesting thst it has come on after a back problem. You may have some nerve involvement too - not exactly a sciatic referrd pain but what we call a neural problem with tightness in the nerve. Nerves are crinkled like corrugated iron and are able to stretch as we move, but after a period of inactivity they sometimes shorten and adhere to soft tissue - so I'm sure your physio would have explored that issue. If not, ask the question - could my nerves be tight behind the leg? Other than that - is the pain there as you stretch or contract the hamstring? There are also a few other muscles there in the back of the knee that have to do with rotation in the knee joint - a good physio should be able to sort all of this out. If you call the APA or look on the website choose someone with a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. Good luck!
Fascinating. I have been pretty much sedentary for 6 months, and am now getting back into training. I have sports physio-given exercises to help rehab both calves / achilles.
Is normal stretching going to help restore nerves (elsaticity?) as you mention above? Do you have any search term suggestions for further reading? Am going to start getting a regular massage again soonish - anything I can ask the masseuse to concentrate on?