Hamstrings are a group of three muscles that run along the back of your thigh.
They allow you to bend your leg at the knee. Hamstrings get injured as a result of strain or tear to the tendons or large muscles.
Unfortunately, hamstring strains are both common and painful. They strike athletes of all sorts — including runners, skaters, and football, soccer, and basketball players.
During a hamstring strain, one or more of these muscles gets overloaded. The muscles might even start to tear. You’re likely to get a hamstring strain during activities that involve a lot of running and jumping or sudden stopping and starting.
Cause of hamstring strain
Symptoms of hamstring strain.
Mild hamstring strains may not hurt too much. But severe ones can be agonizing, making it impossible to walk or even stand.
In case of a hamstring strain, there is need to consult your physical therapist who will help you with the following;