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Category Archives: Hamstrings

13 Jan, 2021

Tightness in Hamstrings

We’ve all been there, we spend a long time sitting and when we go to stand up and walk we feel a pull in the back of our thigh and feel like we can’t stand completely upright. Those tight muscles we feel stiffening up are our hamstrings. These are the muscles that we commonly feel

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22 Jun, 2020

Hamstring Injuries can be a Pull or a Tear

What is your hamstring?  The hamstrings are made up of three muscles: semitendinosus, semimembranosus and biceps femoris.  These three muscles are located in the back of the upper leg.  The hamstrings allow for bending at the knee and extending the hip.  One or more of the muscles may be injured with a hamstring injury and

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12 Jun, 2020

Recovering from a Hamstring Strain

The hamstrings are often neglected by many. Hamstring injuries are commonly seen in the PT clinic. The most common injury that we see in the hamstrings is hamstring strains. The hamstrings are a large group of muscles that sits on the back of your thigh. They help extend your hip and bend your knee. They

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6 Apr, 2020

Strains in These Muscles, Means Trouble Bending Our Knees

The hamstrings play an important role in the lower body. They are responsible for helping us stand, walk, run, and jump. Hamstrings are often neglected and can result in an injury to them, such as strains. One of the most common hamstring injuries that we see in the clinic is the hamstring strain.  What are

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6 Feb, 2020

Hamstrings are to Blame for Painful Walking

Having trouble walking, squatting, or experiencing pain around our knee area, is an indicator of a hamstring injury. Where are Our Hamstrings? Our hamstring muscle group is located on the back side of our thigh and is made up of three muscles. These three muscles originate on the hip bone and attach at the knee

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21 Jan, 2020

Effective Treatment for Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring injuries are common amongst athletes, especially with movements involving high-speed running, high kicks, slide tackling, and splits.  What are Hamstrings and How are They Injured? The hamstring is a combination of 3 muscles: Semitendinosus Semimembranosus Biceps femoris Injury is dependent on intensity of sport along with other variables such as duration, frequency and/or body

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19 Dec, 2019

How Tight Hamstrings Can Lead To Back Pain

When we think of muscle tightness, several pictures can come to mind. We may think about how we’re unable to reach down and touch our toes without bending our knees (or at all) Some may think about how they have a hard time squatting down to tie their shoes without lifting their heels up The

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2 Dec, 2019

Pain When Touching Our Toes can Indicate a Hamstring Problem

Our Hamstring Muscles are the reason behind our ability or inability, to touch our toes. The hamstring, is the muscle that runs from deep in the buttock to the back of the knee. This muscle primarily bends the knee and extends the hip backwards, and is very important with walking and running. Some common hamstring

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12 Nov, 2019

“I’ve Pulled My Hamstring!”

There have been numerous times athletes have grabbed the back of their leg and hobbled off the field or court in pain. This is often because they’ve pulled their hamstring muscle. What is the hamstring and why is it injured so often? The hamstring complex is made up of three muscles that originate from the

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17 Oct, 2019

Curing Hamstring Pain

Pain that originates at our “butt” bones, behind/sides of the knee, or anywhere in between could be indicating a hamstring injury!  First, let’s discuss a little bit about the hamstring anatomy and its function in our daily life. The hamstring is comprised of three muscles: Biceps femoris Semitendinosis Semimembranosus These three muscles all originate at

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