Patient Comments: Hamstring Injury - Cause

What was the cause of your hamstring injury?

Comment from: Cecil B., 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 01

My symptoms feel exactly like "Moonclub" - with under thigh hurting while sitting and driving a car. Sometimes the pain goes behind my left knee and occasionally below - in calf area. Sometimes in my lower butt on left side. I don't know how I injured myself but it has gone on for over 3 months. Sometimes, not much pain at all; sometimes it gets severe.

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Comment from: twilight35, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 01

My daughter was in dance/drill team practice; she had warmed up her muscles, but went to do some further stretching in order to practice her splits. She went to do a runner's lunge and felt and heard a pop. ER said strain to her hamstring. See her regular doctor on Monday and will ask for a sports medicine referral if needed.

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Comment from: alicia1cheer, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

I'm a cheerleader and last winter I pulled/tore my hamstring doing my left splits, then this fall I was doing right splits and it popped and I don't know if I just pulled it or have a slight tear, So now I have a hamstring injury in both legs and I don't have time to rest it because my sport is all year.

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Comment from: MoonClub, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 21

My hamstring injury hurts whenever I am sitting down and pressure is on the upper part of the leg. It also hurts the right side of my back and the right knee. My injury occurred when I fell.

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Comment from: George, 55-64 Male Published: August 09

A week ago I had just spent some time in a cold swimming tank and accepted a football challenge from my grandson. I was just about to score the winning goal when dodging left I felt a pain hit me in the right butt. The pain has now moved down my leg to back of knee, but at least I can hobble about. No more football and no half marathon.

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Comment from: AlleyCat, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 27

I was climbing stairs for additional exercise without any type of stretching when my hamstring was injured.

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Comment from: luckyboy555, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 22

I got my hamstring injury from playing tennis. I was running backwards to hit a ball when I tripped.

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Comment from: 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 20

I got my hamstring injury as I was backing down a hill on my 700 pound motorcycle. When I turned the bike began to lean to the left. I put my left leg down to hold it and I heard a loud pop and extreme pain. The bike and I fell to the ground with the bike on top of me. Took me some time to get the bike off of me and literally crawl to lay down on the grass.

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Comment from: soccerplayer, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 13

I was playing soccer when it happened. I didn't stretch well enough or maybe at all. Ten minutes into the game I did a sprint as soon as I started my hamstring felt super tight and it just popped and I fell to the ground. I had to be carried out of the field. A month later, I went back to play...Five minutes into the game I popped my hamstring again and its been almost four moths and it hasn't gotten any better since.

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Comment from: Cube, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 12

I was trying to get up on a slalom water ski when I pulled my hamstring. I am left foot forward and that was the leg that was injured. This is the second time that this leg has been injured attempting to get up on a slalom ski. Hard for me to admit that I may be done water skiing.

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