A hamstring strain is an injury to your hamstring muscles or the tendons that attach them to bones at the hip and the knee. You often suffer a hamstring injury in sports that involve sprinting. It’s a painful injury that can vary in severity from stretching the muscle fibers, to partial tears, or to complete muscle tears. Most of these injuries heal without surgery. It can be difficult to predict how long it will take an athlete to return to sports, though. Fortunately, there are exercises for a hamstring injury that could help you recover quickly.
In this video, physical therapist Yves Gege and I show a few exercises you can do to try to recover from a hamstring injury.
Remember, these exercise posts, like other information on this site, are not intended to represent specific medical advice. If you have any questions about this injury or of its treatment, make sure to see your doctor or a physical therapist.
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