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Hamstring Strains Galway


The Hamstrings are made up of 3 muscles: Biceps Femoris/ Semitendinosus/ Semimembranosus. Their job is to bend the knee and straighten the hip. A strain occurs when these muscles are put under extreme tension which they cannot tolerate due to weakness, tightness or damage. This causes some of the muscle fibres to tear. Hamstring strains are commonly seen in football players, hockey players during the period of rapid acceleration or due to inadequate warm-up. Physiotherapy for a hamstring strain includes: soft tissue therapy, electrotherapy, stretches and muscle energy techniques, taping, ice or heat treatment, rehabilitation program to increase flexibility and strength, advice and education.

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