Hamstring Injury and MRI images

Soccer, football and marathon training are in full swing and we are seeing an infux of patients with an injury to the hamstring. 

What is the Hamstring?

The hamstring is a group of muscles located on the back of the thigh. The hamstring muscles allow the leg to bend and extend.

Injuries to the Hamstring

Hamstring injuries can occur in a number of ways. Common examples include: 

  • muscle fatigue
  • direct hit to the thigh
  • insufficient warm-up or conditioning
  • insufficient rest and recovery of a previous hamstring injury

To aid in the recovery of a hamstring injury remember RICE - rest, ice, compression and elevation. 

Here are two MRI images of the hamstring - a normal (non injured) hamstring and an injured hamstring.

F  HUBSPOT hamstring tear  F  HUBSPOT hamstring normal 

To stay in the game remember to take time to allow the injury to heal.

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