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Curing Hamstring Pain

Publish Date
December 30, 2021

Pain originating at our “butt” bones, behind/sides of the knee, and anywhere in between can indicate a hamstring injury. First, let us discuss a bit of the hamstring anatomy and its function in our daily life.

 

Three Muscles That Make up the Hamstring 

 

The three muscles originate at the ischial tuberosity, commonly referred to as your “butt” bones, and insert below the knee on your tibia and fibula. The hamstring’s primary function is to flex your knee and assist in extending the hip. The hamstring has a primary role in walking, jumping, and running during everyday activities.


Who can experience a hamstring injury?

 

Since the hamstring has such a primary role in our everyday life, it can become a common source of injury not just in athletes but also in non-athletic populations. Different injuries that can occur are:

 

How can I treat this pain?

If you are suffering hamstring injuries, call Comprehensive Physical Therapy today at (985) 869-7221. Let our Physical Therapists assess your complaints and assist you in achieving the best possible you. Schedule your evaluation and start living pain-free today.


By Dr. Billy Beaudreau, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS, FAAOMPT

CALL COMPREHENSIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY TODAY AT 985-869-7221 FOR A DETAILED EVALUATION AND GET BACK TO DOING WHAT YOU LOVE!

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