Hamstring strains often recur, so it is an injury that is often discussed amongst sportspeople and one that needs to be better understood. In the case of a minor hamstring strain, it is usual for people to rest for a while but return to playing sport too early.
Hamstring strains are the most common injury amongst soccer and football athletes and having them recur can lead to a more severe injury, and definitely more time off the field. So, it pays to know exactly what they are, how to treat them and how to help prevent them from happening again.
Minor strains can be just a small pull or tweak, but strains can range in severity up to a high grade tear of the muscle. In too many instances, people only seek professional treatment for a major injury or ongoing issue.
The hamstring is a group …