HAMSTRING MUSCLE STRAIN Description A hamstring strain is the most common injury of the thigh (Figure 1). Symptoms are pain, tenderness, swelling, warmth and/or redness over the hamstring muscles at the back of the thigh. The pain is worse during and after strenuous activity. The player notes muscle spasms in the back of the thigh over the area of the strain. Fig 1. Hamstring strain
Insufficient rest or overextending the muscles for long periods of time when playing tennis can also cause weakness to the hamstrings, resulting in injury. It is recommended to consult a tennis coach or medical professional about hamstring injuries and how best to avoid hamstring trauma through a healthy diet and exercise.
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A hamstring injury occurs when you strain or pull one of your hamstring muscles — the group of three muscles that run along the back of your thigh. You may be more likely to get a hamstring injury if you play soccer, basketball, football, tennis or a similar sport that involves sprinting with sudden stops and starts.
Following the disappointing US Open announcements of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, Serena Williams announced she will also be missing this year's US Open. Suffering from a torn hamstring, the 23...
Hamstring injuries are common among athletes, especially if you play tennis, soccer, football or basketball. Dancers and runners can be affected as well. They occur when you strain or pull one of your hamstring muscles — the group of three muscles that run along the back of your thigh.
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Use a tennis ball to promote muscle release -- a way to treat repetitive use injury in the hamstrings. Begin by sitting on the floor. Place a tennis ball at the top of your hamstrings muscles, just below your ischial tuberosities, or the portion of your pelvis that you sit on.
A hamstring release with tennis ball is great because they are cheap, and gentler. Take a seated position with the right leg extended, left leg bent and the left foot firmly on the floor. Feel the ‘sit-bones’ on the floor. Lift the right hip (bent leg) and place the tennis ball under the right leg.