Hamstring injury treatment

Hamstring injuries are common, painful and come in many forms. If you are suffering from a strain or tear of your hamstring it is a good idea to seek out a skilled physical therapist to help you recover. The physical therapists at any one of our Back in Motion locations in southern Maine will assess your condition and prescribe the proper treatments and exercises to manage the pain and improve mobility.

Stretches for an injured hamstring

In addition to icing the injury and resting your leg, the following basic stretches will help with your hamstring strain and prevent future hamstring injuries. Start slowly and gradually increase the intensity of the stretch over a few weeks.

Sitting hamstring stretch

  • First, sit on the floor with both legs extended in front of you.
  • Next, carefully extend your arms and slowly reach forward until you feel a gentle pull on the back of your thighs. Do not bend your knees.
  • Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds and repeat three times.

Standing hamstring stretch

  • In the standing position, cross your right leg in front of your left leg.
  • Then, slowly bend at the waist and lower your head toward your knee. Be sure to keep both knees straight.
  • Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Repeat on the other side by crossing your left foot in front of your right.

Your physical therapist will show you more suitable stretches and exercises to incorporate into your daily routine for hamstring pain. The experts at Back in Motion Physical Therapy aim to provide patients with assistance in managing a variety of pain and mobility issues. We use the most up-to-date technology and methods of treating conditions such as hamstring injuries.

Don’t let your hamstring injury go untreated. Contact us today for more information on hamstring injury treatment or to schedule an initial appointment.

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