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If you believe you may have a hamstring injury and are unsure of the severity or what to expect, you can find more information on symptoms related to a pulled hamstring. Check out our other page for more details: A tear in any of these muscles is considered a hamstring pull. A hamstring injury can not only be painful, but requires hamstring treatment to heal properly.
Your hamstrings are responsible for extending the hip and flexing the knee. They are vital in helping you in every aspect of getting around, including walking, running, and even just standing in place. That is to say, a pulled hamstring has the potential to really put you out of action.
Most commonly, muscle strains and tears of all types occur because of what is called an eccentric contraction. Imagine contracting (tensing) your muscle in one direction while simultaneously it is being forced in the opposite direction by some outside stimulus, force, or resistance (e.g., a weight, contact with another player, impact with the ground). When the outside force battles against the inside force, tears in the fibers of your hamstring muscles can result. When this happens, its necessary to seek pulled hamstring treatment.
If you believe you may have a hamstring injury and are unsure of the severity or what to expect, you can find more information on symptoms related to a pulled hamstring. Check out our other page for more details: Pulled Hamstring Treatment
Strained Hamstring Healing and Recovery
[frame_right alt=”pulled hamstring” title=”Pulled Hamstring”]http://www.pulled-muscle.com/images/hamstring-muscle-1.jpg[/frame_right]A mild to severe hamstring injury is extremely common in all sports that involve quick acceleration or jumping, such as:
- track and field events
- field hockey
Hamstring prevention principles, such as keeping hamstring muscles strong as well as flexible, can be reviewed on the Hamstring Injury Prevention page.