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Injury to the hamstring

A hamstring injury is a common injury among athletes. As soon as athletes start a sprint and the hamstring is torn or is being stretched, you can see that the back of the thigh is being grabbed. Below you can read what a hamstring injury and what to do about it.

What is a hamstring injury?

With the hamstrings three muscles are indicated at the back in the upper leg. These muscles connect the ischial knuckle (tuber ischiadicum) with the lower leg. The main function components are the retraction of the leg (retroflexion) in the hip joint (art coxae) and bending (flexion) in the knee joint (art genus). The muscles that form the hamstrings have the names: 'm. semitendinosus ',' m. semimembranosus 'and' m. biceps femoris'.

There is talk of an acute hamstring injury when some or several fibers of a hamstrings muscle rupture. These cracks usually occur at the transition from muscle to tendon. Here the stiff muscle tissue goes over to strong tendon tissue and is therefore vulnerable. The muscle in which the injury most often occurs is the 'm. biceps femoris'.

How does a hamstring injury develop?

A hamstring injury can occur when there is suddenly a big force on the hamstring. This can happen, for example, in sports when suddenly a sprint is started or is suddenly slowed down, but it can also occur in sports where jumping or kick-jerking takes place. During these moments there will be a lot of tension on the hamstring tendon, so the chance of tearing is greatest. The tear of the hamstring causes acute pain at the back of the upper leg, so that further exercise is no longer possible.

Symptoms and how do I recognize a hamstring injury?

There are multiple symptoms of interest in hamstring injuries. These are listed below:

  • Acute pain at the back of the thigh, generally after exercise.
  • Bending the knee against the weestand is painful.
  • Stretching the muscle is painful.
  • With many torn fibers, it can feel as if a bite has been taken from the muscle.
  • Pressure on the torn fibers is painful.
  • There is a loss of power.
  • The ruptured muscle can contract and cause cramps.
  • When bleeding, a dark bruise may appear on the back of the leg (This will drop down as time passes by gravity).
  • There is swelling at the back of the leg just below the buttock.

Recovery from a hamstring injury? To be treated with an upper leg brace?

Recovery takes an average of six to eight weeks at partial rupture. At full rupture, when the muscle is completely torn off, surgery must be performed. The recovery can then take up to three months. It is strongly advised to have the operation performed within a week, because it does not cure as well afterwards.
ProBrace can advise you to keep the muscle warm and provide compression during daily activities or after a hamstring injury:

  1. For a stable and firm thigh brace, which is used in a severe muscle injury, or at a period after the rise of a fracture, can be selected for the Bauerfeind Myotrain Upper leg Brace.
  2. The BioskinThigh skin upper leg bandage can be used as soon as you are asked for more freedom of movement. The brace can not simply collapse thanks to the belt and specific compression can be delivered.
  3. The thuasne thigh bandage can be worn when resuming sports activities after a minor muscle injury. The brace delivers compression and is flexible and comfortable to use.


Hamstring injury