Patient Comments: Hamstring Injury - Cause

What was the cause of your hamstring injury?

Comment from: Granny, 55-64 (Caregiver) Published: May 11

I almost collapse with the pain in back of my thigh about 7 year ago. Because I am an older female, I underwent nerve testing and blood testing. Until recently was diagnosed with pulled hamstring, severe on the left and mild to severe on the right. I have to stretch a lot before walking or doing the elliptical. But it does feel better afterwards. It hurts more when I do not exercise! Anyway I am so relieved it was not related to my back, pinched nerves, or worse.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: ianfm, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 26

I got my hamstring injur while sprinting during a football match. Getting up to full speed and felt sharp pain at the back of my left leg. I could not walk and had to be supported off the field.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: SSkinner, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 15

70 year old woman slipped in wet grass and basically did a split that would have made a cheerleader proud. Hamstring now black blue and purple. Knee ligaments also hurt like crazy. Just when life was going great, can change in a SPLIT-second (pardon the pun).

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: gerry, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 15

I was playing pickle ball, ran up for a short shot when something dramatic happened. Suddenly I was on the floor is terrible pain from my butt down to the back of my knee and simply could not move. Hamstring tear! More painful and disabling than I ever imagined. Only 3 days into this. Sometimes pain free, sometimes excruciating pain with certain unpredictable movement.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Middle aged, 35-44 Male Published: February 28

Playing football in cold weather. I evidently did not stretch enough prior to playing. It occurred when pushing off and leaping from left leg.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Joe, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 14

I'm an older fella who needs to lose a few pounds. Nevertheless I still engage in my favorite pastime -- Softball. After a nice triple and then a trot home to score, I grounded out next. On my third at bat I singled to left. On my way to first I felt a little twang on my left hammy. I am thankful it was a "little" twang. It was not a pop, was not a tear, but enough of a yellow flag to pull up. I'm using icy hot and an ace wrap while still continuing to walk.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Not your Granny, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

I was halfway through a 40 yard sprint when I found myself face down on the track. My gym workouts superset strength exercises with cardio. I was warmed up and running great. I felt no tear, heard no pop, just running one second and on my belly the next. I hit both knees, elbows, and my nose. Went home for an epsom salt jetted tub soak then worked a half day. Pain was unbearable so went back home and took a muscle relaxer and a pain pill and off to sleep with a heating pad set to cycle on and off every 15 minutes. The next day was much better but I know this is going to be a very long process to get back to full force. Deadlifting and squatting will probably be at 1/4 weight for a while. Oh well, I'm in it for the long haul!

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: John P., 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: March 12

I'm a forward for a soccer club, and I pulled my hamstring when sprinting. I felt a snap in the back of my leg and couldn't even walk. Never in my life had I got hurt. It has been about three months that have passed and the pain is still very serious.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Farm lady in Texas, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 22

I fell backward from a stack of baled hay, but one leg was lodged and stayed as I fell. There was a pop and immediate pain from under my buttock, down my thigh, to the back of my knee. I will be seeing a doctor shortly.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Hamstring Injury - Symptoms Question: What symptoms did you experience associated your hamstring injury?
Hamstring Injury - Treatment Question: What kinds of treatment, including therapy, did you receive for your hamstring injury?
Hamstring Injury - Prevention and Exercise Question: What types of exercise have you been prescribed to a prevent another injury?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!