Hamstring StrainWhat is Hamstring Strain?

Hamstring Strain, also known also pulled hamstring, happens when the hamstring muscles is stretched beyond limits and resulting in tears in the muscle fibers. The hamstring muscles group consist of biceps femoris, semitendinous, semimembranous, located at back of the thigh. Hamstring muscle function to bend the knee and walk normally.

Hamstring strain are commonly seen in sports injuries, requiring to jump or run.

Causes of Hamstring Strain

– Overworked, overuse, over exertion

– Inappropriate training techniques, such as increase intensity or duration too fast or too soon.

Signs & Symptoms

Hamstring strains symptoms may depend on the severity of your injury:

  • Swelling
  • Pain, Tenderness at the back of thigh (hamstring muscles)
  • Difficulty in bending knee and moving
  • Bruising
  • Muscle weakness
  • Walk with a limp
  • A “popping” sensation at the time of your injury

Physiotherapy treatment for Hamstring Strain

Our physiotherapists will assess your condition and depending on the severity of your hamstring strain, you may be receiving a combination of treatment to aid in your recovery fast:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Heat Therapy
  • Pain relieving modalities such as ultrasound or TENS
  • Recommend if required walking aid
  • Gentle stretching (manual or active)
  • Progressive leg strengthening exercises
  • Work or sports-related strengthening program
  • Patient education
    • About their condition
    • Precautions to observe
    • Activity or work modification
    • Injury prevention

The physiotherapy rehabilitation program will depend on the severity of your injury and the goals that you want to achieve. You may be advised to follow a home symptoms management and exercise program, which can help speed up your recovery and achieve your peak performance at work, sports.

Seek help early for faster recovery.

Call 62244178/ 96390509 for an appointment with our physiotherapist now!