With the Rugby world cup in full swing we would like to share a common injury rugby players present to our private physiotherapy, sports therapy and sports massage clinics in Havant and Rowlands Castle with – “Hamstring Strains”
The first thing it would be good to do is to get an assessment by a health professional to make sure it is a hamstring strain and not sciatic neural tension. The reason for this is we see so many people who come to our clinics complaining of tight / painful hamstrings, on assessment the pain is due to sciatica or sciatic nerve tension not a hamstring muscle tear. Treatment for the two problems are totally different.
What is a Hamstring Strain?
It is an injury to the back upper leg muscle in which some of the muscle fibres are torn. It can be a grade one – mild tear, to grade three – rupture (total tear) of the hamstring muscle.
The hamstring muscles are called: semimembranosus, semitendinosus and biceps femoris.
What causes a Hamstring Strain?
- A sudden sprint or explosive movement
- Overstretching when kicking a ball
- Previous hamstring strain
Please be aware of your body and take advice from your GP before exercising or send an email to (firstname.lastname@example.org) for advice and guidance. When exercising do not push into sharp pain.
Single Leg Bridging
Single leg bridging – progress to this once bridging is easy and pain free.
If you have recently injured your hamstring or tore your hamstring a while ago but it doesn’t feel right still, if you are not back to rugby and you want to be able to play again or are not sure what exercises you should be doing then please get in contact with us so we can help you. Email email@example.com, call 07835 712306 or book online.