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There are a range of causes of hamstring injuries. The most common way to injure your hamstring is Contributing factors such as fatigue or exercising on a slippery surface can also increase the risk of damaging your hamstring. Poor pelvic control can also affect hamstring injury.
There are varying grades of strain associated with the hamstring, with different symptoms experienced. At Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic we work with you in identifying and treating hamstring injury.
A grade one results in some pain, tightness and a cramping sensation but function usually remains intact.
A grade two injury can be felt immediately. It can be painful to stretch and might be sore to the touch. Some loss in function will be noticed.
A grade three injury causes instant severe pain. It occurs when the muscle is torn and is a serious injury. All muscles fibres are torn resulting in a major loss of function.
While hamstring injuries can be very painful, rehabilitation can begin as is recommended by your physiotherapist. Experts in our sports clinic are experienced in dealing with the full range of hamstring injuries.
If you injured your hamstring more than once in the past and wish now to return to physical activity, it is a good idea to attend your physiotherapist for a full screening and advice on how best to go about returning to fitness. The experts at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic will be on hand if you have a hamstring injury or wish to avoid injury again in the future.