Hamstring problem

Hi. I have a question about my hamstring.
I hurt it 6 or 7 years ago playing baseball. I was running the bases not hard when I felt a pain. It was not that bad of a pain, I figured it was a strain. I came back acouple of weeks later and tried playing and the pain was worse, but not to the point that I couldn't walk. There was no swelling and very little black and blue. To this day I still have a golf ball sized lump in my lower hamstring when I flex it. Above that lump is a huge divot. My questions are: is it a tear, or a rip? How can I fix this?

Posted By gabriel on June 02, 2008 at 00:16:50:

Helps strengthen the kneecap mechanism by applying pressure on the tendon above the kneecap as well. This tends to reduce the forces of the quadriceps on the patella tendon and erosion of the under surface of the kneecap due to a possible misalignment of the quadriceps (Q-angle).

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