Hamstring Muscle Injuries

Hamstring Muscle Injury

A pulled hamstring most frequently occurs among dancers and athletes during sports that require sprinting. A pulled hamstring or a hamstring tear may occur when the hamstring muscles are stretched too far or receive a sudden load. Hamstring muscle injuries create sudden pain at the back of the thigh. Most hamstring tears do not require surgery. Physical rehabilitation following hamstring strain or surgery usually enables a full recovery.

Hamstring Muscle Injury Symptoms

A pulled hamstring causes a sudden pain in the back of the thigh, and then later, causes swelling in your leg. You may fall or will be unable to put weight on your leg. You may also experience bruising on the thigh and below the knee in the days following an injury and weak hamstring muscles for several weeks.