In the human anatomy, a hamstring is one of the three posterior thigh muscles in between the hip and the knee and from medial to lateral, and severe ones can also be agonizing, making it impossible to walk or even stand.. We can get pain in the back of the thigh and lower buttock when walking, straightening the leg, or bending over. Weakness in your leg that lasts for a long time after the injury can also cause pain.
A hamstring injury is strain or tear to the tendons or large muscles at the back of the thigh. It’s a common injury for athletes and can occur in different severities. They are especially common in athletes who participate in sports that require sprinting, such as track, soccer, and basketball. A pulled hamstring or strain is an injury to one or more of the muscles at the back of the thigh.
The biceps femoris is most commonly injured, followed by semitendinosus.Semimembranosus injury is rare..
What causes hamstring injuries?
A hamstring injury can occur if any of the tendons or muscles is stretched beyond limit. They often occur during sudden, explosive movements, such as sprinting, lunging or jumping. But they can also occur more gradually, or during slower movements that overstretch your hamstring. And also recurring injury is common in athletes and sportsmen, as you’re more likely to injure your hamstring if you’ve injured it before.
We at Sara Rehab will start teaching you gentle hamstring stretches after a few days, when the pain has started to subside.
In order to avoid injuring yourself again, you should only return to a full level of activity when your hamstring muscles are strong enough. Our expert physiotherapists at Sara Rehab will be able to advise you about this.
Our physiotherapist team will work with you to reduce hamstring pain and inflammation and normalize muscle range of motion and extensibility. After pain and swelling of a hamstring injury subside, we can show you how to perform specific exercises designed to improve flexibility and strengthen your hamstring muscles.
Our goal at Sara Rehab is to teach you exercise to recover from Hamstring injury by calling us at 905 497 4550