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Bang on inside of knee, muscle above hamstring, in severe pain. How can I alleviate the pain?

Hi, I m a 39 year old female and have been single track mountain bike riding on a daily basis for 1 1/2 years since being out of work. I love it but I fell about 4 weeks ago and tried to jump off the bike but landed in the splits position. I banged the inside of my left knee on the ground and the muscle on inner thigh right above my hamstring (kind of where my buttocks and inner thigh meet) has been hurting ever since. I am having a hard time touching my toes, driving, etc.. I have been stretching every day and massaging with a tennis ball while sitting in a chair. I am dying to go on a mtn bike ride but don t want to cause additional injury. What could it really be and how do I elevate the pain? Also, how long should this take to heal?
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us.

From description it seems soft tissue injury or ligament injury.If proper immobilisation is not given at the time of injury, healing of tissue or ligament might get hampered.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the X-ray/MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Meanwhile to get relief from the pain and for quick healing:
1. Do hot fermentation at the site.
2. Apply local anti-inflammatory gel 2-3 times a day.
3. Take anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen to reduce pain and local swelling or inflammation.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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