Hamstring Injury Treatment


A hamstring injury involves damage to one or more of the three muscles at the back of the thigh. These muscles play a crucial role in bending the knee and extending the hip.


Common symptoms include pain in the back of the thigh, tenderness, bruising, and difficulty in straightening the leg. In severe cases, patients may experience a popping or tearing sensation.


Hamstring injuries often occur during sports activities that involve sprinting, sudden accelerations or decelerations, and overstretching of the muscles. Improper warm-up routines or muscle fatigue can also contribute to injury.

Risk Factors

  • Previous hamstring injury
  • Inadequate warm-up or stretching
  • Muscle weakness or imbalance
  • Poor flexibility
  • Participation in sports that involve sprinting or sudden movements


  • Warm-up adequately before exercise
  • Incorporate regular stretching and strengthening exercises for hamstring muscles
  • Maintain overall strength and flexibility
  • Use proper techniques during sports activities
  • Allow adequate rest and recovery between sessions


Atlas Physiotherapy offers hands-on therapies that can complement the recovery process for diagnosed hamstring injury.

Hands-on therapy such as massage, myofascial release, and physical therapy exercises can alleviate hamstring injury by promoting circulation, reducing muscle tension, and enhancing flexibility.

Contact our team for more information on how we can help you get back to doing what you enjoy.