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I’ve torn my hamstring, now what? standard

By Lisa Zelenka – Physiotherapist I get asked this question frequently by people who have recently injured their hamstring, so let’s talk about it. Have you ever had a sharp pain in the back of you leg after a heavy sprint session? Hamstring muscle injuries are one of the most common injuries across a number of sports, including soccer and AFL. They account for approximately 12-16% of all injuries. They are typically torn or strained during high-speed running, jumping, kicking or during a sliding tackle. Sprinting studies suggest that the hamstrings are most vulnerable when attempting to decelerate and control knee extension in preparation for foot strike. But good news folks, these type of injuries have good return to sport ...

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