Our St. George chiropractors can manage nearly all hamstring injuries with the conservative care we provide. Hamstring recoveries vary based on several factors, including the specific location of the injury
About Hamstring Strains
Your hamstrings are a group of muscles located on the back of your leg that work to flex your knee. In other words, they move your heel towards your buttocks. The term “strain” or “pulled” means that the muscle or tendon has become stressed beyond its capacity and has frayed. As a result, this tearing can lead to bruising, swelling, pain, and loss of function.
Symptoms of Hamstring Strains
Depending on the amount of tissue damaged, the symptoms can vary. Over 90% of hamstring strains occur abruptly with a tearing, burning, or popping sensation. As a result, immediate pain right below the buttocks can be present. Symptoms are increased with movements that stretch your hamstrings. For example, straightening your leg or flexing forward.
Hamstring injuries are more common when your muscles are tired from activity or if your muscle is overused due to compensation mechanisms that force the hamstring to work harder than it has to. For example, Having weak glutes, quadriceps muscles that are significantly stronger than your hamstrings, or poor core strength can predispose you to hamstring injuries.
Our Approach to Hamstring Strains
Our St. George Chiropractors can manage nearly all hamstring injuries with the conservative care we provide. Hamstring recoveries vary based on several factors, including the specific location of the injury. For instance, the higher the hamstring injury, the longer it will take to recover. To treat hamstring strains, we use multiple therapies to release tension in the hamstring muscles. In addition, we combine strengthening programs to make your hamstrings more resilient.
Your Visit With US
We start every visit with a comprehensive movement based assessment to identify any critical contributors to your pain. After that, combine muscle release techniques with chiropractic adjustments to help relax your tight muscles and allow your body to move better and feel better. Then, most patients are brought to our rehab area, where we teach you how to extend your session’s benefits at home through stretches and exercises based on your needs and goals.
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