Oct 23, 2017
Whether you’re an athlete or not, hamstring issues can make life difficult in one way or another. If you’re not an athlete then short, tight hamstrings may be reducing your ability to move your legs properly, and be contributing to back and hip problems. Athletes tend to suffer hamstring injuries very often, with varying severity and also with a good deal of pain and recovery time involved.
It is important to note that many of the more common hamstring injuries could have been avoided. In these cases the cause is commonly “no or improper warm up routine”, or “inadequate strength and/or flexibility in the muscle”. So by conditioning your hamstrings, you can limit the chances of hurting yourself like this. Here are some tips on how to do it:
If you’re already suffering with pain in the back of your thigh, or something popped, went into spasm or hurt after a kick, jump or sprint, make sure to have it checked out. You may have a hamstring strain or tear, or it may be referred from the back or glutes. With the right treatment and healing time it won’t slow you down. Give Kyle a call and we can help.
Hamstring injuries: prevention and treatment—an update by Peter Brukner
Hamstring Strain Clinical Presentation by Jeffrey M Heftler, MD (and associates)