Hamstring strains are very common in sports that require sprinting, change of direction, acceleration and deceleration. Due to this, hamstring strains are highly prevalent in Aussie Rules, Rugby Union and League, Football, and Athletics.
A hamstring strain can be quite debilitating as they are usually associated with prolonged symptoms, poor healing response and increased risk of re-injury.
Get an assessment with one of our Physiotherapists! There are different types of hamstring strains which have different treatment directives and healing timeframes.
Also, pain in the hamstring can be caused by a number of different problems, so sometimes what feels like a hamstring strain may actually be coming from somewhere else.
Assessment is vital to differentiate what is causing YOUR pain, as treatment and prognosis is very different depending on the cause.
Do not stretch a suspected torn muscle until guided by your Physiotherapist, this can tear the muscle further if it is not ready!!