The hamstrings are three muscles that originate at the ischial tuberosity (your sit bones) and run along the back of the leg until they connect with bone just below the knee. When you run, your hamstrings work to extend your hips and flex your knees.
Hamstring injuries are common in runners.
Acute injuries usually occur during dynamic running activities: sprinting, jumping, fast stop/starts, striding with a straight leg
Chronic hamstring tightness can easily arise in people who spend a lot of time sitting, as is common for people with desk jobs and commutes.
Tendinopathy is the result of an overuse/overloading of the muscle-tendon attachment at the origin of the Hamstring on the ischial tuberosity (your sit bone) deep in your buttocks.
Different causes of Hamstrings pain require different treatment and rehabilitation plan.
Physiotherapy. A proper general assessment, followed bio-mechanical assessments, gait and running analysis strengthening and stretching exercises will help to improve the hamstring problem. In addition specific exercise plan, strapping, massage, deep frictions, electrotherapy can help to reduce the pain.
Untreated injuries can increase the risk of suffering of a chronic problem and chronic pain and reduce the pleasure of running and even walking.
At Swissphysio we have helped many people to be pain free and many athletes from different backgrounds to get back to their optimal performance level.
So don’t run into troubles. Book your appointment today.Published on: 15th February 2019