HAMSTRING STRAINS AND TEARS
A muscle strain is a mild tear of a muscle that can progress to a full tear if more severe. The hamstrings are on the back of the thigh and can be injured when stretched quickly during activities such as performing the splits, during a slip and fall or during activities that heavily use these muscles such as running, sprinting and jumping.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
- Tenderness along back of thigh
- Decreased range of motion
- Decreased strength
- Difficulty with weight bearing due to pain
HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP?
PT can help by decreasing pain in the early stages with modalities and manual therapy, then gradually returning full motion and strength.
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