Hamstring Strain

The hamstrings muscle group (posterior thigh) is comprised of three muscles: biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus.

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Hamstring Strain

The Symptoms of Hamstring Strain are:

  • Sudden sharp pain at the back of the thigh
  • Immediate loss of power
  • Pain with walking in the acute phase. This should ease within the week with treatment
  • Pain increasing while sitting (often if there is the back involved)
  • Increasing pain and ‘tightness’ if leaning forward or bending

Hamstring Strain

Hamstring strain can come on suddenly often when over striding or when the muscle is forcibly lengthening (sudden take off) or can build up over time due to fatigue or weakness. Often there may be associated back, hip or pelvic problems that underpin your hamstring injury.

Treatment and management options

  • Icing in the acute stage and after your rehabilitation / hamstring training program
  • Hamstring exercise programs can commence within the first 72 hours of your injury. Hip / Gluteal stability exercises are useful to strengthen the hip and pelvic muscles to assist in the overall conditioning of the muscles that help your hamstring.

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