Hamstring Injury (cont.)

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Hamstring injury facts

  • Hamstrings are tendons of the muscles of the back of the thigh.
  • Hamstring muscles bend the knee and straighten the hip.
  • Hamstring muscle injury is a common athletic injury.
  • Most hamstring muscle and tendon injuries heal without surgery.
  • The risk of hamstring injury can be reduced with a regular stretching program and exercises.

Medically reviewed by Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, MBA, FAAFP; American Board of Family Medicine

REFERENCE:

Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/27/2014

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