Hamstring Strains

A strain is a small tear in a muscle. Hamstring strains are most commonly caused by rapid acceleration when running or cutting. You may feel a slight pulling or pop in your back of the thigh. There may be pain, swelling and inability to run. The treatment options include rest, ice and compression, elevation, as well as physical therapy.


Possible Treatment Goals

  • Improve Balance
  • Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
  • Improve Fitness
  • Improve Function
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Increase Oxygen to Tissues
  • Improve Proprioception
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Self-care of Symptoms
  • Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities

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