Recognizing an injury that's about to happen: The Rule of Thumb
by Super Dave, Industry Expert
After each run or stretch, massage your leg muscles lightly with your fingers, especially your
thumb. Get to know your muscles. Ask them how they feel. You know-"Hello, hamstring! How
ya doin' today?"
During this massage note any tenderness, irregular bumps or any differences from one leg to the
other. Pain you might not notice during a run will show up during the "Rule of Thumb"
test, signaling an injury about to happen. To treat it, use gentle massage and check out the
information in the Injury Identification
& Treatment section.