Hanging out with Hamstrings

Hamstring injuries are a common injury that I see on a weekly basis but it is also one of the most misdiagnosed injuries.

When people come in to me saying that they have a tear in their hamstring more often than not, it is not a true tear. It is very common for people to feel tightness, pain, and aching in the back of your leg but there are a few reasons for this that are not related to a true tear in your muscle and I will be able to find this out and diagnose the true cause, when you come in with an issue in the hamstring area

The people I see with hamstring pain or ‘tightness’ vary from footballers in their 20’s to female runners in their 40’s to men in their 50’s who like to keep up their fitness by playing 5 a side a side soccer once a week. It’s also  common for people who have to drive a lot to suffer with their hamstrings as the sciatic nerve is a large nerve that runs down the back of your leg and this can get irritated and create of pain and tightness in the muscle.

It is quite common for people to very focused on stretching their hamstrings  a lot but what is very important that you have a good optimal length in your hamstring and that their is some tension there. Otherwise too much stretching and length  can lead to TOO much mobility in your hamstrings which can have an affect on back pain and knee pain.

To view a nice way of getting some mobility in your hamstring take a look at this video by clicking HERE

3D Hamstring Stretch

Here at Midlands Physical Therapy we find the true cause of the pain and provide the best treatment and advice to make sure that it does not return again.

Check out some of our other advice and information on hamstrings by clicking here to read with this blog 

If you are having trouble with your hamstring then call us for advice now

Hamstring injuries are a common injury that I see on a weekly basis but it is also one of the most misdiagnosed injuries.

When people come in to me saying that they have a tear in their hamstring more often than not, it is not a true tear. It is very common for people to feel tightness, pain, and aching in the back of your leg but there are a few reasons for this that are not related to a true tear in your muscle and I will be able to find this out and diagnose the true cause, when you come in with an issue in the hamstring area

The people I see with hamstring pain or ‘tightness’ vary from footballers in their 20’s to female runners in their 40’s to men in their 50’s who like to keep up their fitness by playing 5 a side a side soccer once a week. It’s also  common for people who have to drive a lot to suffer with their hamstrings as the sciatic nerve is a large nerve that runs down the back of your leg and this can get irritated and create of pain and tightness in the muscle.