Common Sports Injuries: Hamstring Strain

By |May 13th, 2020|Tags: , |

You just started your sprint towards the ball or next rep in your running interval workout when suddenly, you feel a sharp pain in your hamstring that turns your sprint to a limp. You’ve incurred the dreaded hamstring strain – a common injury among athletes who participate in a sport that requires sprinting with sudden stops and starts. A hamstring strain has three grades of severity, from Level 1 (a mild strain) to Level 3 (a severe strain). Even mild strains require at least three weeks of rest and ice for an athlete to recover. If an athlete does not add massage, stretching, and strengthening exercises to their hamstring strain rehab once [...]