- Dec 20, 2015
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I'm new to this site and wonderd if I could get any advice on an injury. I'm in my 40's and love Taekwondo and received my 1st Dan Black Belt 8 months ago. I have really high kicks but my right leg will not go as high as my left during axe or high leg stretch kicks. I stretch, can touch my toes but the one muscle group I just can't seem to get loose is my hamstrings. I tried everything in the book. I was getting high decent axe kicks though but it's my hardest to pull off. My left side is pretty high and good. I have really great progress i. My splits, have really high fast roundhouse, side and front kicks. Anyway, one class I really tried to put up my high leg stretch higher. I really made that extra effort to get it as high as I could go and i pulled or tore something because it's burned and hurt since. Its been like 7 weeks and it still burns. It my right deep inside glute. I can't use it to kick higher than belt high now. If I force it I'll mess it up even more. Any advice? Right now I'm just not using it during class. I'm trying to really let it heal. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.