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Might have strained hamstring. Why does thigh feel numb? Is it a tear?

I do a lot of running maybe between 50-60 miles per week, and the other day I think I might have strained my hamstring , So after that I took a easy for about a week 15min runs and swimming.That seemed to work, but now my front thigh about mid-way up feels numb when I rub over it, and during my runs, sometime it feels like a switch or like a tear in the mid thigh area, but I m still able to run as long as I don t do go fast. what should I do? what do you think this could be, and is this something serious?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi you feel tear in the mid line of your thigh is a border of hamstring muscle.The numbness of that area is due to stretching of nerve supplying that area.this happens because you run 7 swim causes contraction & relaxation of this should rest for 1-2 weeks 7 then start light running less than 30 minutes per day. & avoid swimming on that day .Have a nice day.
Answered: Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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