Hamstring injuries. Current trends in treatment and prevention.

  title={Hamstring injuries. Current trends in treatment and prevention.},
  author={Urho M Kujala and Sakari Yrj{\"o} Orava and Markku J{\"a}rvinen},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={23 6},
Pre-exercise stretching and adequate warm-up are important in the prevention of hamstring injuries. A previous mild injury or fatigue may increase the risk of injury. Hamstring muscle tear is typically partial and takes place during eccentric exercise when the muscle develops tension while lengthening, but variation in injury mechanisms is possible. Diagnosis of typical hamstring muscle injury is usually based on typical injury mechanism and clinical findings of local pain and loss of function… CONTINUE READING
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