Hamstring Injury Treatment

Hamstring injuries, or a pulled hamstring, are common leg injuries that can range from mild to severe. Mild hamstring injuries will likely feel like a dull ache at the back of the leg, while severe strains or tears to the hamstring muscle are extremely painful and can prohibit the patient from standing or walking. 

A snapping or popping feeling and sudden pain in the back of the thigh or lower buttock during exercise are good indications that the hamstring has been injured. If the pain is exacerbated by walking, bending over or simply straightening the leg, this is also a sign of hamstring injury. 

How does a hamstring Injury feel?

Symptoms of Hamstring Injury

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Pain in the back of the thigh and lower buttock when walking, straightening the leg, or bending over.

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Tightness in the back of the leg when jogging or running.

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Popping sensation when running (usually when trying to slow down) in the leg, typically after exertion

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Persistent tightness and pain in the lower butt cheek

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How would I Injure my hamstring?

Common Causes of Hamstring Injury

A hamstring injury is most often a runner’s injury. Under-training for distance running, running too aggressively during sprints, and lack of proper stretching before and after your runs can all cause you to injure your hamstring and hinder your overall performance.

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Aggressive running, especially downhill

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Undertraining for cross-country, track, triathlon or marathon running

How we help

Alleviating Hamstring

Manual Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments can relieve pressure from nerves and muscles and help you feel more comfortable as your hamstring recovers.

Soundwave Therapy

By delivering gentle sound waves to the affected area, soundwave therapy promotes tissue repair, reducing inflammation, and supporting healing, providing an effective and non-invasive approach for patients recovering from hamstring injuries.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy focuses on relieving muscle tension, promoting blood flow, and enhancing flexibility, providing effective relief and supporting the healing process for patients experiencing hamstring injuries.

Stretching & Strengthening

Building muscle and strength throughout the hamstring and surrounding areas, and increasing the range of motion of the thigh will help get you back on your feet.

Changes to Technique

Your chiropractor can recommend adjustments to your running or workout technique that will help protect you from future injury. 

How can adjustments and lifestyle changes help?

Benefits of Chiropractics

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Relieve Pain

Chiropractic care can reduce pain and inflammation quickly so you can get on the road to recovery faster.

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Strengthen Muscles

By properly conditioning your hamstring and surrounding muscles, you can gain strength and prohibit future injury.

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Improve Performance

After your first hamstring injury, you’re more likely to sustain another. The right technique will enhance your performance and overall health.